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Badiraguato, Sinaloa
View of Badiraguato
View of Badiraguato
Official seal of Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Badiraguato, Sinaloa is located in Sinaloa
Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Location in Mexico
Badiraguato, Sinaloa is located in Mexico
Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Badiraguato, Sinaloa (Mexico)
Coordinates: 25°21′47″N 107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W / 25.36306; -107.55167Coordinates: 25°21′47″N 107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W / 25.36306; -107.55167
Country Mexico
Founded in1669
 • Municipal presidentDiego Salazar
 • Total3,725
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

Badiraguato is a small city and seat of the Badiraguato Municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It stands at 25°21′47″N 107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W / 25.36306; -107.55167. According to 2010 census, the city reported 3,725 inhabitants. The hamlet of La Tuna, located 110 kilometres to the North of the city, is the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera (El Chapo), for a long time 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.

Recent events[edit]

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. Lopez Obrador said,[3]

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?

Notable people from Badiraguato[edit]


  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
  4. ^ a b c "Badiraguato: así es el pequeño pueblo escondido de Sinaloa, de donde salieron el "Chapo", Caro Quintero y el "Mayo"". infobae (in Spanish). Infoabae. Retrieved February 7, 2021.