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Lawyers for Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Slow Extradition Process

The legal team of infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has temporarily stalled his extradition to the United States in a move that may...
Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli

Panama Supreme Court Seeks Extradition of Ex-President Martinelli

Panama's highest court has asked the foreign relations ministry to approve an extradition request for ex-president Ricardo Martinelli, marking a new step in a case...
Henry de Jesús López Londoño, alias “Mi Sangre”

Argentina Approves Extradition of Colombia Capo ‘Mi Sangre’

Argentina approved the extradition of top Colombian drug lord "Mi Sangre" to the United States, creating speculation as to what information he may offer US drug...
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...
Marlon Francesco Monroy Meoño, alias "El Fantasma" ("The Ghost") c/o Guatevisión

Guatemala Authorities Capture Ex-Military Turned Drug Trafficker

Guatemalan authorities, working with the United States government, captured what some are calling the country's largest drug trafficker, a former military officer...

‘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...
Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez

Grading Honduras President’s Security Performance

As Juan Orlando Hernández passes the midpoint of his presidential term in Honduras, InSight Crime evaluates how well he has addressed the most pressing security...

‘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,...

Colombia Frees Brother of Top Organized Crime Leader

The recent release of a high-level drug trafficking and money laundering suspect highlights Colombia's continued difficulty in successfully prosecuting organized...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks with the AP

Why Does Colombia Want the FARC Off the US Terrorist List?

As a historic peace accord nears, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has petitioned the United States to remove the FARC from its list of terrorist...

‘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...