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Testimony of Top Sinaloa Cartel Member May Sink ‘El Chapo’ Defense

Witness testimony from a former close associate of El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico has uncovered new details of the kingpin’s criminal activities and...
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4 Takeaways So Far From the US Trial Against ‘El Chapo’

The US trial of one of the most high-profile and prolific drug traffickers the world has ever seen is in full swing, and has been filled with explosive allegations...
What was El Chapo's son, Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, doing in Medellín, Colombia?
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‘El Chapo’ Son’s Medellín Visit Reveals Criminal Underworld Dynamics

Reports about the prolonged visit of the son of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to Colombia’s city of Medellín have revealed new details...
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‘El Chapo’ Defense Puts Spotlight on Alleged Mexico Corruption

Defense lawyers for former Sinaloa Cartel kingpin “El Chapo” have alleged that two of Mexico’s presidents accepted millions of dollars in bribes —...
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Even With ‘El Chapo’ Away, Sinaloa Cartel Remains Mexico’s Top Crime Group

The upcoming trial of Mexico’s former top drug kingpin El Chapo in the United States is being hailed as a major win in the fight against organized crime, but has...
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Witness Protection in El Chapo Trial Becoming Legal Ping-Pong

With the trial of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias “El Chapo,” set to begin on November 5, fears over whether jurors and witnesses can be...
Sean Penn and El Chapo
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Weekly InSight: Sean Penn, Kate del Castillo and the Hunt for El Chapo

In our November 9 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley spoke with senior editor Mike LaSusa about our recent article examining questions...
Sean Penn, El Chapo and Kate del Castillo
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Did Sean Penn’s Meeting With El Chapo Help Authorities Track Down the Kingpin?

When Mexican authorities captured Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in January 2016, they suggested that their success stemmed in part from an...
A US judge will not guarantee payment for El Chapo's lawyers
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US Judge Casts Cloud Over El Chapo’s All-Star Defense Prospects

A US judge has refused to rule out the possibility that the defense lawyers looking to represent Mexico's most famous drug lord, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, could...
Marco de la O as drug lord  Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera in the Netflix series "El Chapo"
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Fiction Merges With Facts in Netflix’s ‘El Chapo’

InSight Crime Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello reflects on the new television series "El Chapo" in light of her experience covering the real-life crime boss,...
Most recently, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was the bogeyman who kept American officials up at night
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New Book Presents Critique of US Organized Crime Policy, Then and Now

A new book presents a blistering critique of both the origins of the US approach to organized crime and the application of the current...
Dámaso López Núñez, alias "El Lic" or "Licenciado"
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Sinaloa Cartel Leader ‘El Licenciado’ Arrested in Mexico City

A prominent leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and former right-hand man to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been arrested in Mexico City, raising questions as...