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Drug lord's prison escape is yet another blow to Mexican president

Drug lord's prison escape is yet another blow to Mexican president

As a massive manhunt unfolded across Mexico on Monday aimed at recapturing one of the world’s most famous — and most slippery — fugitives, there was a growing conviction that the now twice-escaped head of the Sinaloa drug cartel could not have carried out his ambitious breakout without cooperation at the highest levels of Mexican officialdom. For President Enrique Peña Nieto, the escape from a maximum-security prison by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman could not have come at a worse time. Already struggling with a credibility crisis brought on by real estate scandals and the kidnapping and likely killing of 43 college students by police, Peña Nieto...

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