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El Chapo

Chapo's Rise: From poor, abused to cartel kingpin

It was nighttime in May of 1990, in the heyday of the cocaine boom across America. Twenty Mexican federal police officers and a handful of U.S. Customs agents, acting on a tip, descended on a stucco home on the edge of Agua Prieta, Mexico — a stone's throw from Arizona. "Policia," they yelle…

March 02, 2014 12:01 am

U.S. prosecutors jockeying to try captured drug lord

WASHINGTON | Federal prosecutors across the United States are already jockeying over who will handle any case against drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, even though it's far from clear whether he'll ever be brought to this country to face charges.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
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