The Gritty Details of El Chapo’s Escape

July 19, 2015 2:14 AM

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Joaquín Guzmán, the Mexican drug kingpin better known by his nickname “El Chapo,” meaning Shorty, ended his brief tenure as Mexico's wealthiest and most famous prison inmate last Saturday night.

El Chapo is the head of the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's largest drug-trafficking organization. His success in this illicit trade earned him both a No. 14 ranking on the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest men, and a cell in the special housing unit of Mexico's most fortified prison, the Federal Socia...

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