Failed raid against El Chapo’s son leaves 8 dead in Mexico

America 10/18/19, 14:54

Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. The gunbattle Thursday paralyzed the capital of ...

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán sentenced to life in prison

U.S. 07/17/19, 15:29

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious drug kingpin known as “El Chapo,” was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years. A federal judge handed down the sentence in a New York courtroom, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Guzmán was convicted by a 13-person jury for international distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to ...

Feds: El Chapo’s sons indicted on drug conspiracy charges

U.S. 02/21/19, 18:30

Two sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges, the Justice Department said Thursday. Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 34, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, are charged in a single-count indictment that was unsealed last week in Washington. Prosecutors allege the two brothers conspired to distribute ...

Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don’t count on it

U.S. 02/14/19, 16:38

After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's billions in ...

Sarah Sanders suggests Mexico border wall would have stopped El Chapo

Politics 02/14/19, 04:41

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested a border wall would have stopped Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman bringing drugs into the US. Ms Sanders implied the conviction of the Mexican drug lord – found guilty of 10 charges related to narcotics trafficking in a US court on Monday – proved ...

Trump reacts to Ted Cruz’s proposal to make El Chapo pay for border wall

Politics 02/14/19, 04:26

President Donald Trump reacted to Cruz’s proposal on Wednesday by calling it “an interesting” suggestion. President Trump on Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) suggestion that assets seized from Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin El Chapo could pay for the border wall: "It's always interesting, anything Ted does is interesting. That's certainly an interesting ...

In El Chapo’s state, people see little change with verdict

America 02/14/19, 00:00

U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don't expect violence and trafficking to abate.As news that the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin will ...

No verdict for El Chapo after second day of deliberations

U.S. 02/05/19, 17:53

A jury at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman concluded its second day of deliberations without a verdict Tuesday after jurors sent the judge a handful of notes indicating interest in the kingpin's alleged attempts at diversifying his smuggling operation to include methamphetamine. One note asked ...

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