Keegan Hamilton

Drugs

El Chapo's Conviction Changed Everything and Nothing About the War on Drugs

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.”
Keegan Hamilton
2.11.20
DRUG CARTELS

Mexico Says the Narco ‘El Mini Lic’ Ordered This Journalist's Murder. Will the U.S. Hand Him Over?

Mexican authorities want a Sinaloa cartel leader's son extradited, but he's already cooperating with U.S. law enforcement.
Keegan Hamilton
1.25.20
CARTELS

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin’s Son ‘El Mayito Gordo’ Was Just Quietly Extradited to San Diego

Ismael Zambada-Imperial was shipped overnight from Mexico to California to stand trial on federal drug charges.
Keegan Hamilton
12.20.19
drug war

El Chapo’s Son Was Just Captured — Then Freed After the Cartel Attacked

The Sinaloa cartel leader’s son was detained by the Mexican military but released amid a shootout.
Keegan Hamilton
10.18.19
solitary confinement

From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The U.S. sends “the worst of the worst” to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.
Keegan Hamilton
8.28.19
exclusive

These Were El Chapo's Final Words Before Being Shipped Off to Supermax

He used his final 10 minutes to complain about his prison conditions and the U.S. justice system.
Keegan Hamilton
7.19.19
El Chapo

El Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison

The kingpin has escaped Mexican prisons twice — but no one gets out of ADX.
Keegan Hamilton
7.17.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo Isn't Getting a New Trial

The drug kingpin wanted an investigation into allegations of juror misconduct reported by VICE News.
Keegan Hamilton
7.3.19
El Chapo

The Next Great El Chapo Mystery: How the Hell Did His Family Get U.S. Visas?

The drug kingpin's mother says her family has “humanitarian” visas to visit Chapo in prison. Advocates and federal agents are shocked.
Keegan Hamilton
6.12.19
Sinaloa Cartel

A Cartel Kingpin’s Son Just Claimed His Prize for Testifying Against El Chapo

Vicente Zambada, who has admitted to ordering people killed, was sentenced to 15 years and could walk free in under 5.
Keegan Hamilton
5.30.19
El Chapo

El Chapo's prosecutors say our interview with a juror isn't enough to get him a new trial

A VICE News story was "Exhibit A" in a new court filing that seeks to prevent the kingpin's conviction from being overturned.
Keegan Hamilton
4.30.19
Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

El Chapo wants a new trial, asks court to investigate alleged juror misconduct

The drug kingpin’s lawyers cited jurors' alleged consumption of news, as described by an anonymous juror in an interview with VICE News.
Keegan Hamilton
3.26.19
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