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Mexico Orders Actress in for Questioning About El Chapo

Kate del Castillo missed her previous appointment

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have ordered that actress Kate del Castillo be located and presented for questioning about her encounters with cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Two security officials confirm that federal prosecutors issued the order after the movie and telenovela star did not appear at a previous appointment to... More »

Cross-Border Raid Busts 24 in El Chapo's Cartel

Daylong US-Mexico operation at Arizona border nets big results

(Newser) - American and Mexican authorities cooperated in a daylong cross-border raid that resulted in the arrest of 24 alleged high-level members of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa drug cartel, reports the AP . The sting known as Mexican Operation Diablo Express took place all of Friday as numerous law enforcement... More »

Actress Who Helped Penn: Mexico Gov't Wants to 'Destroy' Me

Kate del Castillo is under investigation

(Newser) - Mexican actress Kate del Castillo hooked Sean Penn up with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for a fateful interview , and she's turned into quite a controversial figure: Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez recently said Guzman may have helped finance del Castillo's tequila business, and in response to that,... More »

Is This Mystery Woman the DEA's New El Chapo?

Well, maybe...

(Newser) - With El Chapo currently in custody (thanks, Sean Penn!), the DEA has a new most wanted fugitive. Maybe. The Houston Chronicle —citing a BBC Mundo story —claims a "mysterious" Colombian woman named Maria Teresa Osorio de Serna now tops the DEA's list of wanted fugitives.... More »

Sean Penn: My El Chapo Article 'Failed'

He has one 'terrible regret' in particular about 'Rolling Stone' interview

(Newser) - While Sean Penn might not think his interview for Rolling Stone with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was rife with "stupidities," the actor now concedes he has "a terrible regret" about it—and he thinks the article ultimately "failed," CBS News reports. In a Santa... More »

El Chapo's Lawyer: Penn Article Full of 'Stupidities'

He wants him to testify about his 'lies' in 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - In Rolling Stone , Sean Penn quotes Joaquin Guzman as saying: "I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana than anybody else in the world." Now Guzman's lawyer wants Penn to "testify to respond about the stupidities he has said," arguing the actor made up that... More »

Prison a Bit More Intense for El Chapo This Time

He's being moved around from cell to cell

(Newser) - Drug lord Joaquin Guzman is back in the same prison he escaped from in July, and prison authorities are keenly aware of what the world would think of them if "El Chapo" pulled off a third high-profile prison break. This time, Guzman won't be in the same cell... More »

How El Chapo Nearly Escaped: Through the Looking Glass

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman let his henchmen do the fighting

(Newser) - How did notorious Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly evade capture during a raid last week ? By secret tunnel, of course—this time using a doorway tucked behind a mirror in a dressing room, Reuters reports. The news-watching public got full view of the raid and... More »

Penn on El Chapo Controversy: 'Nothin' to Hide'

Actor has a response, albeit brief

(Newser) - Sean Penn's El Chapo interview may have gotten the Mexican drug lord captured , but it's also got Penn (and Rolling Stone, where it was published) catching a lot of flak . The AP asked the actor about it in an email exchange, specifically posing questions "on whether it... More »

How Sean Penn Got to El Chapo

It all may date back to a 2012 tweet

(Newser) - The big buzz of the weekend was Sean Penn's 10,000-word Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin Guzman, less formally known as El Chapo. The interview is said to have led to the drug kingpin's capture on Friday in the city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa. The latest:
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Drug Kingpin's Downfall: Sean Penn

An interview, movie project tipped Mexican authorities off to Joaquin Guzman's location

(Newser) - "My head is swimming, labeling TracPhones (burners), one per contact, one per day, destroy, burn, buy, balancing levels of encryption," begins the just-released and already-controversial interview in Rolling Stone . The writer is Sean Penn, and his subject is as unlikely as he is sought-after: Joaquin Guzman—known equally... More »

Movie Project Led to Drug Lord's Recapture

Guzman may be sent to the US this time

(Newser) - Being on the run as the world's most wanted drug lord apparently wasn't enough fame for Joaquin Guzman: Authorities in Mexico, where "El Chapo" was recaptured on Friday , say they were able to track him down because he wanted to make a biopic about his life and... More »

Mexico Recaptures 'El Chapo' Drug Lord

Guzman back in custody after escape from prison

(Newser) - "El Chapo" is back in custody. Mexico has recaptured fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison. "Mission accomplished," declared Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto in a tweet . The capture reportedly followed a shootout in Los Mochis, located in his... More »

Mexico: 'El Chapo' Hurt Evading Recapture

Authorities say they are closing in on fugitive

(Newser) - The pursuit of escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman moved into the mountains of northwestern Mexico in recent weeks and officials think he injured a leg and his face in evading capture as authorities closed in. In a statement, Mexico's security Cabinet provided no details on when... More »

Trump: Where's My Secret Service Posse?

'They're in no rush because I'm a Republican,' he says

(Newser) - Yes, it's still 2015 and Donald Trump is a presidential candidate and not a president, but he thinks he deserves Secret Service protection, and it hasn't escaped his notice that Barack Obama already had it by this point in the 2008 election cycle. He tells the Hill that... More »

Mexico Busts 4 More in 'El Chapo' Escape

That's 7 prison workers so far

(Newser) - A federal judge in Mexico has started proceedings against four officials accused of aiding the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from a maximum security prison. The federal judicial council said in a statement yesterday that two of those charged are members of the Mexican intelligence service... More »

3 Prison Workers Accused of Helping 'El Chapo' Escape

One is a supervisor who was in charge of surveillance video

(Newser) - A federal judge in Mexico has opened a court proceeding against three prison employees on charges they helped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escape . The accused are the person in charge of the prison's video surveillance control center and two guards. The Federal Judiciary Council says there... More »

El Chapo's Cell Had Camera Blind-Spot for 'Privacy'

Surveillance video shows moment Guzman disappeared from cell

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have told us how Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman disappeared from his prison cell before traveling down a mile-long tunnel and emerging to freedom at a nearby home under construction. Now, we can see the moment for ourselves, via surveillance video. The footage from Saturday night shows a... More »

Scale of Drug Lord's Tunnel Escape Was Mind-Blowing

Prison boss gets the boot, along with 2 others

(Newser) - Within days of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's arrival at a maximum security prison in Mexico—and perhaps even earlier—work began on the mile-long tunnel he would eventually use to escape, a former drug enforcement official tells the Los Angeles Times . At 5 feet 6 inches high, the... More »

Drug Lord's Escape Like 'bin Laden Escaping Prison'

Guzman may already be back in command of cartel

(Newser) - Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman—the man who pioneered drug tunnels and repeatedly dodged capture through a network of tunnels, according to an NBC News profile—has escaped from a maximum-security prison through a mile-long tunnel , and US authorities are fuming. "This is like Osama bin Laden... More »

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