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crime & drugs

Mexico Just Released a 19-Minute Video About El Chapo’s Recapture

The video reveals some previously unseen footage but leaves several questions unanswered about the operation, and contains an embarrassing mistake.
Jo Tuckman
1.28.16
drugs and crime

Sex, Snacks, and Soccer: How Mexican Drug Lords End Up Captured

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.
Andrea Noel
1.20.16
VICE News

Sean Penn, Who? — The Leaked Messages Between El Chapo and Kate del Castillo

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.
Andrea Noel
1.14.16
VICE News

In Photos: The Safe House Where the Navy Caught Up With El Chapo

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.
Hans-Maximo Musielik
1.12.16
mexico

The Actress Who Linked Up Sean Penn with El Chapo Was Under Surveillance Since 2014

A Mexican newspaper says intelligence accounts show Kate del Castillo was in contact with El Chapo via his lawyers for nearly a year before his dramatic jailbreak last July, and has published surveillance pictures leading up to Penn's interview.
Nathaniel Janowitz
1.12.16
crime & drugs

Chapo’s Return to Prison: The Hunt, the Biopic, and a Weakness for Tunnels

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.
Jo Tuckman
1.9.16
crime & drugs

Why Chapo’s Capture Won’t Stop the Flow of Weed, Meth, Cocaine, and Heroin

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.
Daniel Hernandez
1.9.16