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Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°21′47″N107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W / 25.36306; -107.55167 Coordinates: 25°21′47″N107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W / 25.36306; -107.55167
Country Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Sinaloa
Municipality Badiraguato
Founded in1669
   Municipal president Diego Salazar
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
Website Official website

Badiraguato is a small city and seat of the Badiraguato Municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It stands at 25°21′47″N107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W / 25.36306; -107.55167 . According to 2010 census, the city reported 3,725 inhabitants. It is the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most powerful drug lord. [1]

Badiraguato is located near the municipality of Culiacán. The Sierra Madre Occidental cross Badiragua and provide temperate forest ecosystems in parts of the municipality.

Badiraguato has a varied climate, from hot and arid to snowy forests in its higher parts. Areas vary from 44.5° Celsius, the hottest, to -9°C degrees, the coldest.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was widely criticized for meeting Consuela Loera, 92, mother of convicted drug dealer Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, in Badiraguato during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico. [2] Loera gave AMLO a letter asking that her son be repatriated to Mexico. She is a 92-year-old lady and I already said, the fatal plague is corruption, not an older adult who deserves all my respect, regardless of who her son is. And I would keep doing it. Sometimes I have to shake hands, because that is my job, to white-collar criminals, who have not even lost their respectability. So how can I not give it to a lady? said Lopez Obrador. [3]

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  1. Stephey, M.J. (13 May 2009). "Joaquin Guzman Loera: Billionaire Drug Lord". Times. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  2. AMLO greets the mother of "El Chapo" on her visit to Badiraguato (VIDEO) (in Spanish) Proceso, 29 Mar 2020
  3. "Dear brother in Christ": they disseminate the complete letter of Chapo's mother to López Obrador (in Spanish) Infobe Mexico, 30 Mar 2020