The drug lord is back in a maximum-security prison after six months on the run. His dramatic recapture began with a shootout in a safe house and ended in a love motel.
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.
The Mexican navy has picked up dozens of Cuban migrants from makeshift boast in the last six months, as preparations continue to airlift thousands of Cubans out of Costa Rica where they have been stranded since November.
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Daniel Hernandez meets farmer Gonzalo Peña, whose ranch in Durango has become collateral in the Mexican Navy's hunt for 'El Chapo'.
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.
Coming soon: VICE News heads to the mountainous region of Sinaloa in Northern Mexico to meet the refugees of the Mexican navy’s hunt for 'El Chapo.'
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.