Joaquín Guzmán Loera
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.
State-level legislator Lucero Sánchez López allegedly used fake identification to visit the drug lord in the maximum-security prison where he was held between February 2014 and his spectacular tunnel escape in July last year.
Chapo is now very close to a trial in Texas or California, but the world's most famous drug lord can still appeal the extradition order.
The Sinaloa cartel boss is reportedly miffed and ready to cross the border because Mexican prison guards are waking him up all the time.
VICE News visits the downtown Los Angeles showroom of Barabas, a men’s apparel company that makes the eclectic paisley shirts made famous by El Chapo following his interview with Sean Penn in Rolling Stone.
VICE News met up with Adolfo Valenzuela, one of the brothers behind “narco-corrido” music label Twiins Enterprises, to discuss the appeal of El Chapo, and what makes him different from Pablo Escobar.