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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

‘El Chapo’ escape underscores urgency of drug law reform, advocates say

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison prompted anger from U.S. officials. Advocates who want to see changes to drug laws argue now is the time to reassess current policies.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Congressman calls Guzmán’s escape an insult to U.S. law enforcement

The prison escape of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is an affront to U.S. law enforcement, which has worked for years to build a case against the kingpin, a member of Texas’ congressional delegation said...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

McCaul: Mexico must decide whether to extradite notorious cartel boss

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee chair says “it’s in the best interest of Mexico” if they hand over Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera for trial in the United States. But he adds our southern neighbor might...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Too early to tell if Guzman’s arrest will start new wave of violence

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.