Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Héctor Luis Palma Salazar to be released

Héctor Luis Palma Salazar, also known as El Güero Palma, may soon be free after an unexpected court decision acquitted him of organized crime charges. Jailed since 1995, El Güero worked by El Chapo’s side in the 90s. Palma has some deeply personal unfinished business. At 80, El Güero is past his prime but still has the capacity to shock. Héctor Luis Palma Salazar in 2016.
The Arellano-Felix brothers planted a hitman who gained the trust of Palma's wife. Eventually, he murdered her and sent her head to her husband in a refrigerated box. A week later, El Güero received a videotape of his two children, Nataly, 4, and Hector, 5, being thrown off a 150-meter bridge in Venezuela. The resulting vendetta lasted at least five years leaving an unknown number of deaths. It is still unclear if the score was ever settled.