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'This hurts': On El Chapo's home turf, some lament Mexican drug lord's conviction

'This hurts': On El Chapo's home turf, some lament Mexican drug lord's convictionGuzman was found guilty of smuggling tonnes of drugs into the United States over a decades-long career built on deadly intimidation and bloody turf wars as he moved illicit shipments across continents at lightning speed. Reaction in his native state of Sinaloa, home to remote mountain villages and sunny beaches along Mexico’s Pacific coast, ranged from lament to resignation that little will change now that Guzman is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. “Trafficking drugs will continue,” said Gildardo Velazquez in Cuiliacan, the state’s humid capital.



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'El Chapo' trial reveals drug lord's love life, business dealings

'El Chapo' trial reveals drug lord's love life, business dealingsIn one recorded call, Guzman tells an associate, “Don’t be so harsh… take it easy with the police.” The partner responds: “You taught us to be a wolf.” ** Text messages between Guzman and his wife, Emma Coronel, often turned to family matters. “I’m going to give her an AK-47 so she can hang with me.” ** After Coronel said she saw a suspicious car, Guzman wrote to her, “You go ahead and lead a normal life. The same day, he grinned broadly at audience member Alejandro Edda, the Mexican actor who plays Guzman in the Netflix television drama “Narcos.” LOVERS AND BUSINESS ** Multiple “wives” visited Guzman when he was hiding in Sinaloa, said Alex Cifuentes, a former close partner.



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Chris Christie: Steve Bannon wouldn't know the Lord's work if it hit him across the forehead

Chris Christie: Steve Bannon wouldn't know the Lord's work if it hit him across the foreheadFormer New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie says that Steve Bannon was not a team player while in the White House.



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'El Chapo' trial reveals drug lord's love life, business dealings

'El Chapo' trial reveals drug lord's love life, business dealingsThe prosecution may rest as early as Monday, turning the case over to Guzman’s defense lawyers, who claim the 61-year-old whose nickname means “Shorty” had a smaller role in the Sinaloa Cartel than prosecutors claim. – Text messages between Guzman and his wife, Emma Coronel, often turned to family matters. – After Coronel said she saw a suspicious car, Guzman wrote to her, “You go ahead and lead a normal life.



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Mexican court blocks drug lord's extradition to U.S.

Mexican court blocks drug lord's extradition to U.S.A Mexican court has blocked efforts by the foreign ministry to extradite jailed drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva to the United States, judicial authorities said on Wednesday, just a few months after top kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sent north. The Mexico City court granted Beltran Leyva, one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords until his capture in 2014, an injunction in his appeal against extradition due to technicalities involving a failure to follow due process. In a statement, Mexico’s federal judicial authorities said the case would return to the original judge, who would begin the process afresh.



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