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US Jury to Start Deliberations in ‘El Chapo’ Drug Smuggling Case

VOA News After hearing nearly three months of testimony, a New York jury is set Monday to begin deliberations in the drug-smuggling case against infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The jurors heard testimony from more than 50 prosecution witnesses about the 61-year-old Guzman's rise to power as head of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Prosecutors allege that he oversaw the smuggling of 200 tons of cocaine into the United States over two decades and was responsible for a wave of killings in turf battles with other cartels. He is perhaps best known for escaping twice from Mexican prisons…
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Mexico Moves to Extradite Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to US

Ken Bredemeier January 11, 2016 Mexico is starting the process to extradite the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United  States, where he faces an array of charges linked to the hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin and other drugs he has shipped across the border. The Mexican government had in the past rejected requests to turn over Guzman, but changed its stance after the drug kingpin escaped six months ago from one of its prisons for a second time before being recaptured in a shootout with authorities last Friday.  Interpol agents in Mexico went Sunday…
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Entertainment

Actor Sean Pen Interviewed Mexican Drug Lord for ‘Rolling Stone’

actor Sean Penn met with legendary Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Mexico, months before his capture, for an interview posted onRolling Stone magazine's website late Saturday, a day after Guzman was captured by Mexican authorities. Guzman "proudly" volunteers to Penn "I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world.  I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats."  Penn described Guzman as "entirely unapologetic." "If there was not consumption, there would be no sales," Guzman says about his drug trafficking.  "It is true that consumption, day after day, becomes bigger and…
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