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Gulf Cartel

Mexico extraditions part of new working relationship with US

Mexico has extradited 13 people to the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two countries — and not because of the recent escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.

Jose Alberto Rodriguez, head of the international section of Mexico's Attorney General's Office, denied on Thursday that the extraditions were a response to the embarrassing July 11 escape from prison by Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted drug lord.

The extradition of 13 people in one day was the largest since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012. Rodriguez told The Associated Press that the extraditions had...