Nearly half of Mexicans think ‘El Chapo’ Guzman shouldn’t have been extradited

Reuters Nearly half of Mexicans don’t think their government should’ve sent Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the US, and more than 60% think the Mexican government should’ve held on to him for negotiations with President Donald Trump. The poll, conducted two days after Guzman was sent north on Jan. 19, queried 400 Mexicans about the […]

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s legal fate has people in Mexico braced for bloody, ‘unintended consequences’

Reuters In the months prior to Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s extradition in January, his impending absence from Mexico’s cartel scene stirred fears that narco violence in the country could intensify with him gone. Bloodshed in recent months seems to indicate his departure has been noted by rival groups. Now one potential legal […]

Pablo Escobar & ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán: How 2 of the world’s most powerful and dangerous drug lords compare

Since the late 1970s, two men have emerged as the most powerful and most dangerous drug lords in the world. Pablo Escobar, a farmer’s son from rural Colombia, and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a product of Mexico’s rugged Sierra Madre Mountains, have delivered immeasurable amounts of cocaine and other drugs to the world during their respective […]

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán ekes out a small victory ahead of his next US federal court appearance

© Mexican Interior Ministry/AFP/File New York (AFP) – Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, will appear in person and not by video link at his next US court hearing, a judge agreed Wednesday. It was a swift, if small, victory for public defenders representing the 59-year-old two-time […]