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Mexican Army Reinforcements Arrive in Culiacán, Sinaloa

The government of Mexico deployed 230 Mexican Army Special Forces personnel who arrived in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on Friday night in response to cartel violence that broke out throughout the city on Thursday afternoon. The deployment of additional security elements resulted from a cartel rampage that exploded in Culiacán after the capture of the son of the notorious and imprisoned drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Mexican government released the drug lord’s son after security forces became overwhelmed by the cartel response.

Mexican troops arrive at a military base in Culiacan, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Sentenced to Life in Prison

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.

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Reports: El Chapo’s Sons Ambushed

A recent series of gun battles in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, which have killed at least 12 and one bystander appear to be linked to a recent split within the Sinaloa Cartel. The split appears to be a power grab by one faction that tried to kill off famed leader El Mayo and the sons El Chapo.

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Mexican Border City Rocked by Murders as ‘El Chapo’ Loses Influence

The city once known as the “murder capital of the world” appears unable to shake its reputation as a place of extreme cartel violence. In October, Ciudad Juarez had 90 murders with 10 of them taking place over Halloween weekend. The violence appears to be tied to the ongoing struggles overwhelming the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Mexico Announces El Chapo’s Extradition to U.S.A.

The Mexican government has publicly granted the extradition of that country’s most famous drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, to the United States. On Friday, Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE) announced that they had personally notified Guzman inside a federal prison in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua about the extradition agreement.

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