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La Tuna, Sinaloa, Mexico

Attack on Hometown of Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Reported

Heavily armed men reportedly descended on the hometown of "El Chapo," ransacking his mother's home, killing several residents and displacing 150 families, a clear...
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman

Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ on the Border of Extradition?

Two judges in Mexico have approved separate US extradition requests for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman based on charges filed in Florida and Texas, and Mexican...
Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza (right) and El Chapo (left)

Top Money Launderer for ‘El Chapo’ Captured in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico captured an alleged top money launderer for Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, but his arrest is unlikely to have a...

‘El Chapo’ Team Threatens Extradition, Pushes for Better Jail Conditions

Jailed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s team of supporters has launched a media campaign in which, despite the rhetoric about fast-tracking...
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

If Extradited, ‘El Chapo’ May Face Murder Charges in New York

If extradited to the United States, Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán appears likely to stand trial in a New York federal court, where, in...

‘El Chapo’ Ready to Plead Guilty?

Joaquin Guzman, alias "El Chapo," the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, is reportedly willing to agree to a plea deal for drug trafficking charges in the United States,...
Los Desvelados restaurant, Los Angeles

‘Narco-tacos’: US Manifestation of Spreading Narcoculture

A Los Angeles restaurant has launched a line of drug lord themed Mexican food in the latest example of how narcoculture, like Latin American organized crime, is...

Trademarking ‘El Chapo’ in Mexico

Revelations that family members of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán have trademarked his name for commercial use have sparked a scandal...
El Chapo was recaptured in January 2016

‘El Chapo’ Extradition Points to Mexico’s Failures on Prison Reform

Mexico has intimated that it is working to expedite the extradition of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a tacit admission that efforts to reform the prison system have...
How much Sean Penn's interview with 'El Chapo' played a role in his recapture remains unclear

Sean Penn Under Surveillance Before ‘El Chapo’ Meeting in Mexico

It has been revealed actor Sean Penn was under surveillance by Mexico intelligence in the run up to his clandestine October 2015 meeting with recently recaptured...
'El Chapo's' capture will not significantly disrupt the Sinaloa Cartel's operations

Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Without ‘El Chapo’

The capture of Mexico's most wanted fugitive, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, raises the question if the Sinaloa Cartel's criminal operations will be significantly...

‘El Chapo’: Mexico’s Extradition Process Briefly Explained

Mexico confirmed that it has begun the process to extradite Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States, but it could be a year or more before the...