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‘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…

Mexico captures fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, says President Peña Nieto
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Mexico captures fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, says President Peña Nieto

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 8, 2016

Update: Friday, Jan. 8, 3:45 p.m. Fugitive drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was captured Friday morning in the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico President Enrique…

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…

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Is ‘El Chapo’ in Costa Rica? Probably not, but he wouldn’t be the first kingpin to flee here

Zach Dyer - September 9, 2015

https://twitter.com/AlfreditoGuzma/status/638380579205939200 Is famed Mexican drug lord and masterful prison escapee Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán hiding out in Costa Rica? His son would apparently like people to think…

Salman Rushdie, Paul Aster and other prominent writers blast Mexican president over journalist slayings
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Salman Rushdie, Paul Aster and other prominent writers blast Mexican president over journalist slayings

AFP - August 17, 2015

 MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- A group of prominent writers, artists and intellectuals have called on the Mexican president to address the country's terrible record on protecting journalists…

Drug-smuggling pigeon caught outside Costa Rica prison
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Drug-smuggling pigeon caught outside Costa Rica prison

The Tico Times - August 11, 2015

Look closely. Yes that is, indeed, a pigeon with a bag full of marijuana attached to its belly. Members of Costa Rica's Penitentiary Police captured the bird…

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