One year after the historic guilty verdict: “It’s hard to say the Sinaloa cartel is weaker— it’s hard to put metrics to what that really means.”
At least four are said to be key players in the family business — and they’re continuously staving off challenges to their power.
For years, Fernando Brito has been documenting crime and its consequences in his home state of Sinaloa.
El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.
The drug lord is back in the same maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July after a spectacular arrest that reads like a screenplay, though the ending presumably differs from the biopic the Mexican authorities say he was planning.
Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
Could Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Chapo's birthplace, become a tourism destination after the cartel chief's second brazen prison escape?
The motorbike Joaquin Guzman rode to speed through a custom-built tunnel to escape prison is just one ingenious contraption used on July 11 by the "Lord of the Tunnels."
The drug haul "carried the potential of supplying a dose of heroin to every man, woman, and child in New York City," authorities said.
Every year, devotees of Jesús Malverde gather in Culiacán to parade a bust of the Robin Hood–esque figure through town and honor him with gifts of cigarettes and whiskey.
Claudia Ochoa Felix has been alleged to lead "Los Ántrax," the enforcers of the Sinaloa Cartel. She's also popular on social media.