US Trial to Tell Epic Tale of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo”

If convicted, he faces a possible life prison sentence.

  • Published 13 November 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman went wrong. A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead killed a Roman Catholic cardinal at an airport in Guadalajara, outraging the Mexican public enough to touch off a massive manhunt for Guzman. He was captured, but prosecutors say he was undeterred from a brutal pursuit of power that… Read at AP News