Jeffrey Epstein  in a photograph taken for the New York state criminal justice services’ sex offenders’ register on March 28th, 2017. Photograph: New York state criminal justice services via Reuters

It was Friday night in a protective housing unit of the federal jail in lower Manhattan, and Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of trafficking gir(...)

People speak in a street of San José del LLano, drug trafficker  Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s hometown in Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 8th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images

He was once the most wanted man in Mexico, but many Mexicans barely skipped a beat after hearing the news on Tuesday that a jury in New York had deliv(...)

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(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous drug lord known as El Chapo, had never heard of Sean Penn. “What’s the name of this actor again?” he asked his lawy(...)

A resident reads a newspaper article about the recapture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán at a plaza in the municipality of Badiraguato, in Sinaloa state, Mexico. Photograph: Daniel Becerril/Reuters

Pinning down the meaning of Joaquín Guzmán Loera – the deadly and celebrated Mexican drug trafficker known as El Chapo – is a constant battle between(...)

Alleged fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin ’El Chapo’ Guzman is escorted by the authorities to a Mexican Army helicopter in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on Friday. Photograph: Jose Mendez/EPA

Mexico recaptured the world’s top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a pre-dawn shootout and chase through drains on Friday, returning him to the (...)