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  • Seized phone 'turning point' in arrest of cartel leader

    The seizure of a phone belonging to the son of Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman's deputy at the U.S.-Mexico border was an important break in the operation that led to the drug lord's capture, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said on Sunday. Guzman, who long...
  • With 'El Chapo' gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war

    With 'El Chapo' gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war
    BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — Now that the Mexican government has nabbed the country's most-wanted drug lord, Fernando Antonio Robles is worried about the future. Robles is a 16-year-old bricklayer's apprentice in the wild drug-producing municipality...
  • Mexican drug kingpin Guzman dodges U.S. extradition for now

    Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman won a temporary injunction to block his extradition to the United States where he faces narcotics and arms trafficking charges, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Guzman, who was Mexico's most wanted criminal...
  • Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama

    An alleged hit man charged in 11 killings in California and Florida pleaded guilty to murder in Alabama on Thursday. Jose Manuel Martinez, a 52-year-old self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in...
  • Chapo co-defendant says he will plead guilty next week

    Chapo co-defendant says he will plead guilty next week
    A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman said today he intends to plead guilty to a drug charge as part of a sweeping indictment against Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel ¬†filed in Chicago’s federal court...
  • Hundreds in Mexico march in support of captured drug lord Guzman

    MEXICO CITY -- Hundreds of Mexicans marched in support of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the criminal mastermind captured last weekend after eluding authorities for 13 years, witnesses said. Chanting slogans in English such as...
  • After 'El Chapo' arrest, focus turns to next Sinaloa drug boss

    MEXICO CITY — With the arrest of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the leadership of Mexico's largest and most sophisticated illegal drug operation has probably transferred to Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, a 66-year-old former farmer with a...
  • Mexico's Guerrero state teeters on the edge of chaos

    Mexico's Guerrero state teeters on the edge of chaos
    CHILPANCINGO, Mexico — On a cool evening in February, Pioquinto Damian, the head of the Chamber of Commerce here in Guerrero's capital city, was locked away in his downtown apartment, afraid to step outside. He was convinced that the mayor had...
  • Mexico's most wanted drug lord captured, U.S. official says

    MEXICO CITY -- Joaquin Guzman, "El Chapo," the most wanted drug lord in Mexico and a multibillionaire fugitive, has been captured, a senior U.S. official said Saturday. Few details were available. But Guzman has long been considered the top prize and...
  • Got Shorty: Guzman caught in joint U.S.-Mexico raid, official says

    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s most wanted drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo," was captured Saturday in a joint operation by Mexican and U.S. federal agents, a senior U.S. official said. Guzman, long considered the top prize and most...
  • 'El Chapo' Guzman: Life of the cartel king of Sinaloa

    MEXICO CITY -- From his naming on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, to his frequent supposed sightings and magical escapes, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been a larger-than-life drug lord who reached...