Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, the wife of imprisoned drug lord Hector Beltrán Leyva, was reportedly planning to retake turf in Acapulco that was once held by her husband's cartel.
El Chapo's mother reportedly left La Tuna, a small village in the Sinaloan sierra, in a helicopter fleeing the violence. Locals speak of rising tensions as a rival cartel moves into the territory, led by El Chapo Isidro.
According to one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s lawyers, the drug lord has the right to block both the unauthorized commercial exploitation of his image, and the airing of content that could prejudice his defence against multiple criminal charges.
A series of flirtatious mobile phone messages between the drug lord and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, when he was still a fugitive, appear to show him both somewhat careless with his security, as well as ignorant of Hollywood royalty.
In tiny mountain hamlets where Chapo grew up in poverty, locals say the kingpin visited his mother several times between his spectacular jailbreak in July and his dramatic recapture last Friday that has left some feeling abandoned.
Leading analysts and critics of the US-backed drug war in Mexico say that the arrest of the world's most wanted drug lord means little to the actual street-level drug market on America’s streets or to levels of violence in Mexico.
Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman have been missing since November 21.
The Mexican government claims to have incarcerated almost all those who helped Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán escape from jail, at the same time as it faces allegations of abuse in a failed operation to recapture the kingpin.
Edgar Valdez Villareal became a somewhat larger-than-life figure after his arrest in 2010 when he smirked before news cameras and boasted that a movie would be made about his life in the drug world.
The former warden of the jail that 'Chapo' Guzmán escaped has been locked up in the same prison while he awaits trial for aiding the drug lord's flight.