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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…

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán tunnels out of maximum security prison
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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán tunnels out of maximum security prison

Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff | THE WASHINGTON POST - July 12, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the world's most famous drug lord, has escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico for the second time in…