"A good life," he offered with a shrug.
Plastic folding chairs, simple bed, old-fashioned tube TV.
It was only after Alex, a worldlier sort, showed up that Chapo got a plasma-screen TV. Chapo didn't even know what a plasma screen was, he said.
Here is a typical Cifuentes family story.
Bear with me. It will take a couple of tweets.
Years later, Alex began to suspect Jaime too was an informant and ordered him killed. Jaime had also ordered the abduction of Alex's mom, his own grandmother.
Well, of course, Jaime's cousin, Sebastian, one of Alex's other nephews.
The Cifuentes family....
(This could be Hollywood talk. But still.)
Alex said that Damaso Lopez Nunez, another one of Chapo's top aides, once made "Cartel de Sinaloa" hats and t-shirts for the kingpin's inner circle.