Mexican President Says He’ll Consider ‘El Chapo’ Request

Mexico’s president said Wednesday his government will consider a plea by imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to be returned to Mexico, presumably to serve out his sentence.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • 10:25 AM

Wife of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Gets 3 Years on US Charges

Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape through a tunnel dug underneath a prison in Mexico in 2015 by smuggling a GPS watch to him disguised as a food item, prosecutors said during a hearing in federal court in Washington.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 2:20 PM

Wife of Drug Kingpin El Chapo Arrested on US Drug Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 8:35 AM

Mexico President Says ‘El Chapo’ Had Same Power as Previous President

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country’s president.

  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 11:11 AM

Mexicans Debate Whether Government Right to Free El Chapo’s Son

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were divided Monday over whether the government did the right thing in releasing a drug kingpin’s son after his supporters shot up the northern city of Culiacán.

  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 8:26 AM

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Gave $1M to Honduran President’s Brother

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran former mayor and drug trafficker testified Monday that Mexican kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1 million to the brother of Honduras’ president in 2013 for the politician’s presidential campaign.

  • Oct 7, 2019
  • 9:02 PM

Prosecutor: ‘El Chapo’ Gave $1M to Honduras Leader’s Brother

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors alleged Wednesday that convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1 million in bribes to the brother of Honduras’ president to pass on to the Central American leader.

  • Oct 2, 2019
  • 7:54 PM

Cartel Kingpin El Chapo Is Jailed for Life, but the US-Mexico Drug Trade Is Booming

Mexican estimates suggest that each month the Sinaloa cartel trades two tons of cocaine and 10,000 tons of marijuana plus heroine, methamphetamine and other drugs.

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 12:38 PM

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Sentenced To Life In Prison

U.S. authorities want “El Chapo” to pay back $12.7 billion that he allegedly earned during a lifetime of drug-trafficking activities.

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 12:04 PM

El Chapo in Prison Changes Nothing

If it’s a waste of time for Mexico, then it’s a waste of money here.

  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 10:50 AM

Despite El Chapo Arrest, Powerful Sinaloa Cartel Marches On

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Those heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over its traditional territory in northwestern Mexico or seen its international reach curtailed by the loss of its notorious leader.

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • 12:37 PM

New York City Jury Finds El Chapo Guilty on All 10 Counts

The jury deliberated for over a week as they considered a staggering amount of evidence in the case against Guzmán.

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • 12:24 PM

El Chapo Trial Enters Day Three of Deliberations: Here’s a List to Make Sense of It All

We put together a short sampling of nonfiction audio and video pieces.

  • Feb 6, 2019
  • 1:42 PM

Witness at ‘El Chapo’ Trial Says Drug Cartel Paid Bribes to Mexican Officials

Guzman’s trial has rested for the week and will continue Monday.

  • Nov 21, 2018
  • 12:21 PM

Trial of Mexican Drug Lord, ‘El Chapo,’ Starts Today in NYC

El Chapo and his criminal track record raised security concerns as the trial begins.

  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 12:52 PM

Read Ted Cruz’s EL CHAPO ACT, and No, This Bill Is Not a Joke (But It Could Be)

“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border.”

  • Apr 26, 2017
  • 11:48 AM

No, Actor Luis Guzmán Is NOT El Chapo Guzmán

For a second, we really thought that this was all fake, but alas, it is not. It all started with this tweet: The Lakewood Shopper uses actor @IAmLuisGuzman‘s pic instead of Druglord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s. @BuzzFeedAndrew — Malei Rikud (@MaleiRikud) March 5, 2014 That tweet led to a story by Elite Daily, which […]

  • Mar 8, 2014
  • 9:00 PM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

DEA-Trained Agents Work in Latin America, Conspire With Cartels

For decades, the DEA has supported special units abroad, whose agents are local police officers vetted and trained by the U.S. Now, former agents and members of those units —some of them currently facing criminal accusations— reveal that the drug cartels bribed them while they had access to sensitive information from the U.S. government.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 2:48 PM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

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