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Recaptured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016.

Mexico has approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States and has received guarantees the death penalty will not be sought against him, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Read more»

Alleged Belran Layva cartel head Hernandez Garcia

Mexican police announced the weekend arrest of Francisco Javier Hernandez Garcia, the alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel. On Saturday, Mexican federal police also conducted raids in Sonoyta, just across the border from Lukeville, Arizona. Read more»

Weapons found during the raid by Mexican marines to arrest 'El Chapo.'

A .50-caliber rifle sold by a U.S. gun dealer during the botched law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious" was seized in the coastal hideout of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a raid by Mexican marines. Read more»

Guzman is escorted by soldiers in Mexico City, Feb. 2014.

Mexico has recaptured the world's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, six months after he brazenly broke out of a maximum security prison through a mile-long tunnel, President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday. Read more»

Mexico's Attorney General released a recent photo of escapee Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

Over eggs at a San Antonio café, a reporter listens as former law enforcement officials and one ex-drug cartel operative swap theories about El Chapo’s latest escape and what it says about the U.S. and Mexico. Read more»

Anabel Hernandez

Anabel Hernandez talks about why she thinks Mexico’s government is more dangerous than its gangsters. Read more»

Border Patrol agents tape off a new perimeter for the Arivaca observers last week, pushing them back 140 feet from the inspection point.

In this edition of Sonoran Ramblings, we're looking at sub-par U.S. reporting on the capture of "El Chapo," lackluster coverage of Operation Streamline, a recent fatal Border Patrol shooting, and an LA Times story on a previously undisclosed report on the agency's use of force policy. Read more»

Amid widespread speculation, Mexican officials say they examined old and current images to prove their captive was Joaquin Guzman. Officials also say they've confirmed the crime lord's fingerprints and DNA.

Details, both juicy and mundane, are trickling out after Mexico nabbed its most wanted crime lord. Here's what we've learned, with a grain of salt, of course. Read more»

A picture of Joaquín Guzmán Loera released by law enforcement officials on Saturday.

The high-profile capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the leader of Mexico's ruthless Sinaloa drug cartel, should not stoke immediate fears of unrest on Texas' southern border, analysts said Saturday. Read more»

The leader of the Sinaloan drug cartel, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was arrested Saturday in Mazatlan during a joint operation between Mexican marines and U.S. law enforcement. Read more»


Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, allegedly the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, did not die in a shooting in northern Guatemala, a Guatemalan government spokesman told GlobalPost. Read more»

Most-wanted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is suspected to be dead after a shootout in Guatemala near the Mexican border. Guatemalan authorities said Friday they are investigating the possibility a man killed in the shootout was 58-year-old Guzman, but later backtracked, saying they hadn't yet located a body or even confirmed there was a gunfight. Read more»

Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found in black plastic bags near Mexico’s northern city of Monterrey, apparently killed by the Zetas drug cartel. Read more»

Jaime 'El Viejito' Herrera Herrera, one of Mexico's biggest methamphetamine producers, is reportedly linked to Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel. The United States has labled Guzman 'the world's most powerful drug trafficker.'

One of Mexico's main producers of methamphetamine, Jaime Herrera Herrera, has been arrested in Culiacán in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa. Read more»

Mexican soldiers patrol a plaza in Mexico City.

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel’s security chief has been captured, the country’s army said Sunday. Read more»