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El Chapo's Ex-Bodyguard Gives Graphic Testimony

He tells court he saw drug lord kill 3 men

(Newser) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was the kind of boss who wasn't afraid to pitch in and get his hands bloody, a former bodyguard testified Thursday at the drug lord's trial in New York. In what the BBC describes at the trial's most gruesome testimony yet, Isaias...

El Chapo's Wife Assisted Escape, Witness Says

She was in on the meetings, former henchman says

(Newser) - The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell, a witness testified Wednesday at the kingpin's US trial. Damaso Lopez Nunez, once a loyal lieutenant for...

El Chapo Mistress Testifies. His Wife Laughs

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez says drug lord was naked during tunnel escape

(Newser) - The trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman veered into Jerry Springer Show territory Thursday with testimony from Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, one of the drug lord's former mistresses. When asked what kind of relationship she had with Guzman, she said: "Well, until today, I thought we were...

Witness Drops Bombshell in 'El Chapo' Trial

'Right-hand man' claims Mexican president was given $100M bribe

(Newser) - Shocking allegations in the "El Chapo" trial: Drug lord Joaquin Guzman paid former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto $100 million to avoid recapture, and it was Peña Nieto who reached out first, a witness claimed in the trial Tuesday. Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian drug trafficker who describes...

Court Sees El Chapo's Texts to Wife, Mistress

He joked about giving baby daughter an AK-47

(Newser) - Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was so paranoid that he installed spyware on the phones of his wife and mistress, along with those of dozens of associates. He wasn't paranoid enough, however, to realize that the FBI had flipped his IT guy . The New York Times reports...

Huge Reveal in El Chapo Trial: FBI Flipped His IT Guy
FBI's Incredible Reveal:
It Flipped El Chapo's IT Guy
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FBI's Incredible Reveal: It Flipped El Chapo's IT Guy

It all started in a Manhattan hotel in 2010

(Newser) - In trying to make its case against Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo, US prosecutors have over the last two months offered up the kind of evidence you'd expect, like witness testimony, records of drug deals, and surveillance photos. On Tuesday came a dramatic reveal: that they...

Ex-Cartel Honcho Flips on El Chapo—and His Own Father

Vicente Zambada explains how Sinaloa cartel operated, from submarines to bribes

(Newser) - The trial of the drug lord known as El Chapo is getting to the good stuff. A once-key member of Joaquin Guzman's Sinaloa cartel took the stand in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday and will be back on Friday. The testimony of 43-year-old Vicente Zambada Niebla has been...

Actress Who Took Sean Penn to 'El Chapo': Penn Betrayed Me

Kate del Castillo sues ex-Mexican officials for 'political persecution'

(Newser) - Actress Kate del Castillo said she's suing former Mexican officials for $60 million in "moral and material damages" because of what she calls "political persecution" against her. Mexican authorities investigated del Castillo following the secret meeting she arranged with Sean Penn and former fugitive drug boss Joaquin...

El Chapo's Wife Caught With Cellphone in Courtroom

No electronics are allowed

(Newser) - With the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman underway, all eyes north and south of the border are on the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel leader. Well, maybe not all eyes. Per the New York Post , someone may have spotted El Chapo's beauty queen wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, with...

El Chapo&#39;s Trial Begins Without a Hug
El Chapo Trial Security
Involves a 'Secret Plan' 
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El Chapo Trial Security Involves a 'Secret Plan'

So as not to have to close the Brooklyn Bridge twice daily

(Newser) - The trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman begins in Brooklyn Tuesday, and it won't include a hug between the drug kingpin and his wife. NBC News reports his lawyers had asked that he be permitted to give the former beauty queen "a brief momentary greeting to include...

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