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Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over meeting with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán
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Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over meeting with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 11, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán caused a cross-border uproar on Sunday, with Mexican authorities seeking to question him while U.S.…

Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture
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Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 11, 2016

MEXICO CITY – The recapture of kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was a boost to the Mexican government, but his Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite the loss…

Actor Sean Penn secretly interviewed ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in hideout before capture
Arts and Culture
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Actor Sean Penn secretly interviewed ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in hideout before capture

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - January 10, 2016

CULIACÁN, Mexico –The Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán story couldn't seem any more unbelievable, with its multiple prison breaks, endless sewers and tunnels, outlandish sums of money, and…

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…

Clash in El Chapo’s hometown leaves 2 dead in Mexico
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Clash in El Chapo’s hometown leaves 2 dead in Mexico

AFP - December 26, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexican forces clashed with suspected organized crime figures in the hometown of fugitive drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, killing two and netting 4.5 tons…

Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court
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Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court

Mariano Andrade | AFP - December 18, 2015

NEW YORK – Alleged Mexican drug lord Tirso Martínez Sánchez pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges Friday, one day after he was extradited to face the charges in…

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and the Sinaloa cartel have growing ties to Costa Rica, authorities say
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‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and the Sinaloa cartel have growing ties to Costa Rica, authorities say

Álvaro Sánchez - August 1, 2015

Intelligence gathered by Costa Rica’s judicial police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has helped identify a suspected leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who is believed…

VIDEO: Hilarious parody of ‘El Chapo’ prison escape
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Hilarious parody of ‘El Chapo’ prison escape

The Tico Times - July 16, 2015

While NPR's Carrie Kahn talked Thursday morning about the shame many Mexicans feel at their government's inability to keep the world's top narco locked up, elsewhere on…

Former pot growers fueling the US heroin invasion
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Former pot growers fueling the US heroin invasion

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 7, 2014

TEPACA DE BADIRAGUATO, Mexico – The surge of cheap heroin spreading in $4 hits across the rural United States can be traced back to the remote valleys…

In Mexico, 2,000 protest for drug lord’s release
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In Mexico, 2,000 protest for drug lord’s release

AFP - February 27, 2014

CULIACÁN, Mexcio – Some 2,000 people demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in his northwestern home state Wednesday, chanting "release him" following…