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UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability …


No exit: El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s El Chapo.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Notorious drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman convicted

Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political …


El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war

The trial of alleged drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has highlighted how pervasive corruption in Mexico complicates U.S. law enforcement’s fight against the cartels.


Defense case at El Chapo trial clocks in at 30 minutes

After a prosecution that spanned 11 weeks and had its share of bombshells, the defense case at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman clocked in …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

‘El Chapo’ trial gives inside look at his rise to power

The U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has offered a screenplay-worthy picture of the lawlessness and excesses during his rise to power as Mexico’s most infamous drug lord.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Jury selection starts in ‘El Chapo’ trial and touches on his interview with Sean Penn

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman started his trafficking trial in Brooklyn on Monday with fortress-like security, jittery jurors and multiple mentions of the actor Sean Penn.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Judge OKs psychological exam for jailed drug lord El Chapo

A U.S. judge gave permission on Wednesday for a psychologist to examine infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman at the New York jail where he’s charged in a …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

Mexican drug lord El Chapo will be tried in U.S. in April 2018

A U.S. judge on Friday set an April 2018 trial date for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible …


‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons wounded in cartel attack, report says

A prominent Mexican journalist reported Wednesday that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman say they were wounded in an attack they blamed on a rival drug …


Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to be in US court, in person

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is to be in federal court in person Friday in New York. A judge ruled last week that Guzman would appear in court …


‘El Chapo’ appears in a U.S. court for the first time, pleads not guilty

Accused drug lord Joaqumn “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in a U.S. court here for the first time Friday, pleading not guilty to the charges against him as prosecutors revealed in …


Drug lord son may be among those kidnapped at Mexico resort

The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, …


Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.


‘El Chapo’ extradition approved by second Mexican judge

A second Mexican judge has ruled that the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.


Drug lord’s Hollywood dreams helped track him down

MEXICO CITY – Mexican officials say dreams of Hollywood helped them track down and capture the world’s most notorious drug trafficker. Now they face the decision of whether Joaquin “El …


El Chapo escaped two prisons in Mexico, but no one’s ever busted out of ‘the ADX’

There’s a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, two hours outside Denver. It’s the highest-security penitentiary in the United States. Since opening in 1994, no prisoner has escaped from the Administrative …