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(...)

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escorted by authorities after his detention, in Mexico City, Mexico, in May 2016.  File photograph: Jose Mendez/EPA

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a US p(...)

Jeffrey Lichtman, lawyer for, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’,  arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York on February 6th. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Whatever happens in the jury room in Brooklyn this Monday morning, people outside are starting to think the unthinkable: that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmá(...)

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán: faces a 17-count indictment that accuses him of building a multibillion-dollar narcotics empire over three decades. Photograph: Henry Romero

The US has thrown huge resources into the two-month-old trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and lurid testimony in the Brooklyn cour(...)