After consistent denials, the Mexican government acknowledged Friday that it had received a formal request from the United States for the extradition of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Electronic metal-bar doors clank more than 20 times behind visitors making their way down long halls and tunnels to the last cell on the “special treatment” prison block, the cramped residence -- until his audacious escape last weekend -- of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
In the massive manhunt for escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexican soldiers have been searching buses leaving Mexico City, a sprawling capital where it's easy to hide, and headed into the town of Toluca — back toward the prison from which he fled.
In his last 90 seconds as a prisoner, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paced his tiny cell, repeatedly entered a shower out of view of surveillance cameras, returned to his bed, changed his shoes, headed into the shower one last time -- and vanished.
As Mexicans debated the brazen prison breakout of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday, it became increasingly apparent that there had been signs for months that something was brewing at the maximum-security Altiplano prison where he was held.
As a massive manhunt unfolded across Mexico on Monday aimed at recapturing one of the world’s most famous — and most slippery — fugitives, there was a growing conviction that the now twice-escaped head of the Sinaloa drug cartel could not have carried out his ambitious breakout without cooperation...
Where in the world is Chapo Guzman?
Chicago compared him to Al Capone. Forbes Magazine listed him as one of the richest men in the world. And in Mexico, he was a renegade outlaw whose exploits were the stuff of legend and song.