The 'self-defense' forces' claim on the moral high ground rings true in Michoacan, where the government has been unable to halt cartel violence.
Guerrero, like Michoacan, has seen vigilante autodefensas take up arms against a drug cartel, and some worry that local leaders are complicit.
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico?s most wanted drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo," was captured Saturday in a joint operation by Mexican and U.S. federal agents, a senior U.S. official said.
MEXICO CITY -- From his naming on the Forbes magazine list of the world?s richest billionaires, to his frequent supposed sightings and magical escapes, Joaquin ?El Chapo? Guzman has been a larger-than-life drug lord who reached mythical proportions in Mexican ?narco? folklore.
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman once reportedly escaped pursuers through a bathtub. In the end, a satellite phone call gave him away.
The phone calls and text messages will presumably be coming soon, if not already, from the old friend and the sage coach who want to team up with Derek Fisher one more time. Kobe Bryant won five NBA titles alongside Fisher and nearly a sixth thanks to Fisher’s legendary point-four fling in the 2004 playoffs. Phil Jackson guided Fisher to each of those championships, with Fisher embodying the coach’s Zen presence more than any other Laker on the court and in the locker room. In the Hollywood version of this story, the trio would reunite for one more run at glory, Fisher coaching Bryant while Jackson cajoles them both from the Lakers’ front office. The El Segundo...