April 28, 2014

The Hunt for El Chapo

Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker

The Associated Press

On several occasions, authorities had come close to catching Guzmán. In 2004, the Mexican Army descended on a dusty ranch in Sinaloa where he was holed up, but he had advance warning and fled along a rutted mountain track in an all-terrain vehicle. Three years later, Guzmán married a teen-age beauty queen named Emma Coronel and invited half the criminal underworld of Mexico to attend the ceremony. The Army mobilized several Bell helicopters to crash the party; the troops arrived, guns drawn, to discover that Guzmán had just departed. American authorities have no jurisdiction to make arrests in Mexico, so whenever D.E.A. agents developed fresh intelligence about Guzmán’s whereabouts all they could do was feed the leads to their Mexican counterparts and...

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TAGGED: Mexico, Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo


April 18, 2014
The Most Interesting Man in the World
Alexa Poteet, National Interest
His coif is the envy of Mitt Romney. He’s so handsome his soap-star wife is known as “the seagull.” He managed to get elected president of the tenth-largest economy in the world on the slogan “because you know me.” Is... more ››