Latest Joaquin Guzman Loera News

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US case

Jul. 17, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that's the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated hearing could be his last chance to speak publicly before spending the rest of his life behind bars at...

Inside Epstein network, layer upon layer to protect the boss

Jul. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually abuse,...

Prosecutors: Drug lord 'El Chapo' should get life in prison

Jul. 10, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors want the convicted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" to spend his life in prison. The federal government said in papers filed Wednesday the court should sentence Joaquin Guzman (hwah-KEEN' goos-MAHN') to the statutory mandatory minimum of life imprisonment plus an...

Feds seek $12.6 billion in drug money from 'El Chapo'

Jul. 5, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to recover $12.6 billion in drug money they say was generated by the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn asked a judge Friday to order Joaquin Guzman (hwah-KEEN' goos-MAHN') to forfeit that massive sum. They called the amount...

Judge rejects Mexican drug lord El Chapo's new trial bid

Jul. 3, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has rejected a request for a new trial by the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan said in a written ruling Wednesday that a "mountain range of evidence" introduced against Joaquin Guzman (hwah-KEEN' goos-MAHN') overcame his claims that the...

Mexican drug cartel operative pleads guilty in Chicago

Jun. 27, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A high-ranking figure in Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel who answered to now-imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has entered a guilty plea at a Chicago federal court. Guadalupe Fernandez Valencia pleaded guilty during a Wednesday hearing to narcotics trafficking and money laundering...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A transgender sex worker showed off her pet iguana on International Sex Workers Day, after Mexico City's government voted in favor of a bill...

"El Chapo" mother says US approved visa to visit drug lord

Jun. 1, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mother of convicted drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán said Saturday that the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City granted her a visa so she can visit her son in prison. Sitting in a wheelchair in front of the embassy, Consuelo Loera said she and two daughters were both approved...

Judge raps Trump, gives lenient sentence to El Chapo witness

May. 30, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A chief federal judge in Chicago took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Thursday and declared the U.S. war on drugs "lost" as he handed a lenient sentence to a one-time cartel lieutenant and a star witness at last year's New York trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Chief U.S....

Man accused of helping run 'El Chapo' cartel due in US court

May. 29, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man accused of running a death squad for convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was due in a Texas courtroom on Wednesday to face a raft of charges. U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo had been extradited to Texas on 2012 charges of...