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El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US
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El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US

Yemelí Ortega and Carola Solé | The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked his lawyers to speed up his extradition to the United States out of "desperation" over being…

At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot
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At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot

Erick Muñiz | AFP - February 11, 2016

MONTERREY -- At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison brawl in Mexico on Thursday. Prisoners fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in…

Sean Penn regrets El Chapo interview failed to spur drug debate
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Sean Penn regrets El Chapo interview failed to spur drug debate

AFP - January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON -- Hollywood actor Sean Penn has expressed regret that the article he wrote after interviewing Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán failed to spark a debate…

‘El Chapo’ extradition could take a year: prosecutor
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‘El Chapo’ extradition could take a year: prosecutor

AFP - January 11, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Extraditing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States could take a year or more, a prosecutor said on Monday, three days…

Villagers recall fear as troops fired in ‘El Chapo’ raid
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Villagers recall fear as troops fired in ‘El Chapo’ raid

Carola Solé | AFP - October 18, 2015

COSALA, Mexico -- Ayon Mendoza was making tortillas when a burst of bullets hit her home in Mexico. She ran to get her toddler when two helicopters, apparently…

‘El Chapo’ is Mexico’s hit Halloween costume
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘El Chapo’ is Mexico’s hit Halloween costume

Hugh Naylor | The Washington Post - October 18, 2015

If you've become a mass-marketed Halloween costume, then you're probably really scary. And you're also probably really lucrative. The latter is what a company in Mexico hopes…

‘Guzmán?’ Video casts new light on Mexico kingpin escape
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‘Guzmán?’ Video casts new light on Mexico kingpin escape

AFP - October 16, 2015

MEXICO CITY -- A hammer-like noise reverberates in Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's cell minutes before his jailbreak. Almost 30 minutes later, a guard finally arrives outside…

Mexico’s miserable year
Latin America
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Latin America
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Mexico’s miserable year

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - September 26, 2015

They arrived in buses, just as their children had a year ago. They carried photos of their missing sons and daughters. And they listened as Mexican president…

Lawyer for Mexico’s most-wanted man, ‘El Chapo,’ doesn’t know where client is
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Lawyer for Mexico’s most-wanted man, ‘El Chapo,’ doesn’t know where client is

Joshua Partlow | THE WASHINGTON POST - September 13, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Lawyer Juan Pablo Badillo, a silver-haired gentleman of 74, has only superlatives for his most famous client. He's a man of "exceeding intelligence" and…

Undermining Mexico: How ‘El Chapo’ built a criminal empire, and escaped prison, by digging deep
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Undermining Mexico: How ‘El Chapo’ built a criminal empire, and escaped prison, by digging deep

Nick Miroff | THE WASHINGTON POST - July 12, 2015

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán built the world's most powerful drug trafficking organization by digging -- quietly, efficiently, patiently. While he used his money and corrupting influence to burrow…