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Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) A US court sentences Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to life in prison plus a symbolic 30 years, as well as ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes

EL CHAPO. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman (C) escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. Handout file photo by the Interior Ministry of Mexico/AFP

Prosecutors seek life in prison for El Chapo

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:34 PM

El Chapo is to be sentenced on the morning of July 17 after being convicted on February 12 of crimes spanning a quarter of a century

EL CHAPO. Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

'El Chapo' trial: A 3-month plunge into the bloody ways of the drug trade

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The trial has drawn a blood-soaked picture of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by Mexican drug boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

EL CHAPO. Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Ex-lover of Narcos boss: El Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:04 PM

A former mistress of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman testifies that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker

This Eastern District of New York (EDNY)undated evidence handout photo,submitted as evidence, and obtained January 17, 2019 shows Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, 29, a Mexican former lover of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, who took the stand on the trial of the Mexican druglord as a government witness on January 17, 2019. A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified January 17, 2019 that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. "Until today I was confused because I thought it was a romantic relationship," Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, 29, told the New York City court where Guzman faces trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.Sanchez, who was arrested in 2017 crossing from Mexico into San Diego and stands accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine, told the jury she met Guzman when she was 21.  HO / The Eastern District of New York / AFP

El Chapo trial details suitcase stuffed with millions for ex-minister

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Jesus Zambada, a government informant held in US custody since 2008, says the bribes were delivered in person to Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former public security minister, in 2005-2006

EL CHAPO. This file photo shows the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is taking place. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is on trial in New York after twice escaping from prison in Mexico

ON TRIAL. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

U.S. allows 'El Chapo' to write to wife from behind bars

May 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Federal Judge Brian Cogan rules that Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman could send written messages to his wife – provided they were pre screened by federal agencies – but denies him family visits and phone calls

TO THE USA. Handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 20, 2017, shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman (C) being escorted by Mexican police forces as he is extradited to the United States on January 19, 2017, in Ciudad Juarez. File photo by Mexican Interior Ministry / Handout / AFP / Pixelation of faces was done by Mexican Interior Ministry

Amnesty concerned over 'El Chapo' detention conditions

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman s court appointed lawyers has said that the isolation he is subjected to at the New York federal prison is harming his physical and mental health

JAILED. In this file photo, drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S.

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:19 AM

US prosecutors say Joaquin El Chapo Guzman s Sinaloa cartel is responsible for distributing hundreds of thousands of kilos of heroin cocaine methamphetamine and marijuana throughout the United States

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in U.S.

Jan 20, 2017 - 3:56 PM

His extradition caps a Hollywood worthy cat and mouse game between Mexican authorities and the slippery 59 year old drug lord who escaped from prison twice

TO THE USA. Handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 20, 2017, shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman (C) being escorted by Mexican police forces as he is extradited to the United States on January 19, 2017, in Ciudad Juarez. Mexican Interior Ministry / Handout / AFP / Pixelation of faces was done by Mexican Interior Ministry

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in U.S.

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:55 AM

3rd UPDATE His extradition caps a Hollywood worthy cat and mouse game between Mexican authorities and the slippery drug lord who escaped twice from prison

EXTRADITED. This file photo taken on February 22, 2014 shows Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman" escorted by marines in Mexico City. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Guzman relative says 'El Chapo' son released in Mexico

Aug 21, 2016 - 8:22 AM

A relative of the family said Joaquin Guzman s son was freed together with 5 other men he was kidnapped with

EL CHAPO. A poster of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman File photo Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico fears new cartel war after 'El Chapo' son abducted

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Police confirm that Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar – one of Guzman s sons from his first marriage – was abducted from an upscale bar in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta on August 15 along with 5 other men

Mexican police stand guard on street during security operation in Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit State, Mexico, on August 16, 2016. Hector Guerrero/AFP

'El Chapo' appeals extradition to US

May 28, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The appeal comes a week after the foreign ministry announced it had agreed to extradite Guzman who escaped from a maximum security prison in July 2015 and was recaptured in January

APPEAL. File picture taken on January 8, 2016 showing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman Loera after arriving to Mexico City to the Altiplano maximun security prision, after been captured in Los Monchis. File photo by Mario Guzmán/EPA

Mexican ex-leader says authorities fear El Chapo extradition

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Former president Vicente Fox: Why hasn t he been extradited? Perhaps because there is fear that he will squeal that he will spill the beans

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexican drug lord Chapo wants quick extradition to US – lawyer

Mar 03, 2016 - 12:06 AM

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman who was recaptured on January 8 after tunneling out of his previous jail cell in a spectacular escape makes the request in an act of desperation according to his lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez in a radio interview

FASTER EXTRADITION. Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. File Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Actress 'will not go' to Mexico to be quizzed on 'El Chapo'

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Authorities are investigating whether drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman invested in Kate del Castillo s tequila brand A financial transaction involving illicitly obtained money would amount to money laundering

NOT IN MEXICO. In this file photo, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo poses during the premiere of the movie 'Los 33' in Mexico City, Mexico, August 24, 2015. File photo by Sashenka Gutierrez/EPA

Mexico probes if actress's company got money from El Chapo

Jan 20, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Mexican authorities find signs that drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman invested in the tequila business of actress Kate Del Castillo

A composite image of three file photos showing (L-R) alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in Los Mochis, Mexico, January 8, 2016; US actor Sean Penn in London, Britain, February 16, 2015; and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo in Berlin, Germany, February 9, 2008. Jose Mendez/Facundo Arrizabalaga/Joerg Carstensen/EPA

Mexico asks actress to testify on Chapo links

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:40 AM

US Mexican star Kate del Castillo has come under scrutiny since it was revealed last week that she exchanged affectionate text messages with Guzman and brokered a meeting between the Sinaloa drug cartel honcho and US actor Sean Penn

In this file photo, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo arrives for a photo call on her film 'Julia' at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, 09 February 2008. Joerg Carstensen/EPA

Mexican director Iñarritu defends Sean Penn's meeting with El Chapo

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:38 PM

The Mexican filmmaker says the Hollywood actor had every right to look for the Mexican drug lord

Sean Penn's Guzman article irks journalists in Mexico

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:48 AM

To call the encounter between actor Sean Penn and Chapo journalism is an insult to journalists in Mexico and beyond who paid the ultimate price seeking truth says Alfredo Corchado a Mexico born journalist

Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over 'El Chapo' meeting

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:36 AM

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough tells CNN that Penn s meeting with Guzman poses a lot of interesting questions for him and others involved in this so called interview We ll see what happens

In this file photo, US actor and founder of the Haitian Relief association, Sean Penn speaks to an audience during the 'Action Day' at the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, December 5, 2015. Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Sean Penn interview helped 'El Chapo' capture – Mexico

Jan 10, 2016 - 11:54 AM

UPDATED I supply more heroin methamphetamine cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world Joaquin Guzman tells Penn in a stunning admission of his criminal enterprise over sips of tequila

CAPTURED AGAIN. Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexico aims to extradite drug lord 'El Chapo' to US

Jan 10, 2016 - 8:23 AM

US politicians call for the drug baron s extradition as he faces drug trafficking and murder charges in a half dozen states

CAPTURED. A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, reading 'Wanted, Again,' is displayed at a newsstand in Mexico City on July 13, 2015. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico seizes planes, homes in search for drug lord

Oct 28, 2015 - 8:12 AM

The operations have led to the seizure of several properties weapons drugs trucks and motorcycles over the past 3 months including 11 planes

WANTED AGAIN. A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, reading 'Wanted, Again,' is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City's major bus terminals on July 13, 2015. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico arrests kingpin's escape pilot, brother-in-law

Oct 22, 2015 - 11:07 AM

The pair are among 6 more people detained in connection with Guzman s prison escape

View of the house where the tunnel used by Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo Guzman' to escape from the Almoloya prison ended, on July 15, 2015 in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Cops from US to Australia in hunt for Mexican drug lord – DEA

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Police from around the world are on the case of Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman relying on human intelligence and electronic surveillance to track him down

KINGPIN. In this file photo, Mexican military hold Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, February 22, 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Mexico police search hotels, hospitals for drug lord

Jul 16, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Some 8 200 federal police officers are on maximum alert in every state the interior ministry says

ESCAPE ROUTE. View of the house where the tunnel used by Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo Guzman' to escape from the Almoloya prison ended, on July 15, 2015 in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico shows video of drug lord Guzman escape

Jul 15, 2015 - 11:14 AM

UPDATED Prosecutors formally detain 22 officials from the Altiplano prison outside Mexico City amid suspicions of an inside job

'WANTED, AGAIN' A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, reading 'Wanted, Again,' is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City's major bus terminals on July 13, 2015, a day after the government informed of the escape of the drug kingpin from a maximum-security prison. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico hunts drug kingpin, probes prison guards

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:40 AM

Troops and police man checkpoints and hunt for Joaquin El Chapo Guzman after he vanished late Saturday July 11 from the Altiplano prison

'WANTED, AGAIN' A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, reading 'Wanted, Again,' is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City's major bus terminals on July 13, 2015, a day after the government informed of the escape of the drug kingpin from a maximum-security prison. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes prison again

Jul 12, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Guzman 58 whose Sinaloa cartel shipped narcotics across the globe was considered the world s most wanted drug lord before his arrest

KINGPIN. In this file photo, Mexican military hold Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, February 22, 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Mexican court says drug lord can't avoid US extradition

Mar 06, 2014 - 9:42 AM

A Mexican court rejects an appeal by drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman to avoid extradition to the United States in the absence of any formal request

CAPTURED. Mexican military hold Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, 22 February 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Mexican judge orders trial for drug kingpin

Feb 26, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Mexican authorities are hard pressed to show they can convict the world s most wanted drug lord

CAPTURED. Mexican military hold Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, 22 February 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Mexican drug lord moves to block US extradition

Feb 25, 2014 - 9:33 AM

Legal experts said Guzman could be extradited to the United States before a Mexican trial or after being convicted here

NOW ARRESTED. This file photo dated July 10, 1993 shows drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera 'el Chapo Guzman' at the Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, maximum security prison. File photo by Gerardo Magallon/AFP

Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman captured: US

Feb 23, 2014 - 1:35 AM

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman headed the Sinaloa drug cartel which has even reached the Philippines

NOW ARRESTED. This file photo dated July 10, 1993 shows drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera 'el Chapo Guzman' at the Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, maximum security prison. File photo by Gerardo Magallon/AFP

23 killed in day of horror for Mexico border city

May 05, 2012 - 10:03 AM

Gang violence leaves 14 headless bodies stuffed in a vehicle and 9 bodies hanging from a bridge