El Chapo

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Clashes between armed groups and federal forces, in Culiacan, Mexico, October 17th 2019. Photograph: Luis Gerardo/EPA

Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador approved the release of a son of jailed drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on Thursday, after security(...)

Emma Coronel Aispuro (centre) arrives for start of the trial of her husband, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous drug lord known as El Chapo, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/New York Times

The trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was set to open in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, amid intense p(...)

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán being taken from a place in New York by US law enforcement on January  19th, 2017. Photograph: US law enforcement via AP

Even as the Mexican police jet started its descent into Long Island, Joaquín Guzmán Loera had no idea where he was going. All he knew was that hours e(...)

 Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escorted by authorities after his detention, in Mexico City, Mexico. File photograph: Jose Mendez/EPA

Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, and had received(...)

Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto (centre) congratulates interior secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and defence secretary Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda after his speech about the recapture of drug baron Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Loera. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

Statistics from Mexico’s war on drugs tell a story so cruel it can be difficult to comprehend. Estimates of the number killed over the past decade ran(...)