Drug lord 'El Chapo' a step closer to U.S. trial

May 9, 2016 4:36 PM

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A Mexican judicial council ruled Monday that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán can be extradited from Mexico to the United States to face trafficking charges.

But Guzmán's lawyer told Reuters news service that several appeals remain pending and that any effort to send him to the U.S. now would violate his human rights. A U.S. law enforcement official, who was not authorized to comment publicly, told USA TODAY that El Chapo’s actual transfer was not belie...

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