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El Chapo Guzmán Captured in Sinaloa after Gun Battle with Mexican Marines

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Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto is having a good start to 2016. According to his official Twitter, notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is in custody of law enforcement officials.

Earlier today, Peña Nieto published this tweet:

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“Mission accomplished: We have him. I want to inform all Mexicans that Joaquín Guzmán Loera has been detained.”

He followed his announcement with praise for the country’s National Security Cabinet.

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How’d they catch him? According to a statement from the Mexican Navy, they received a tip that El Chapo was in the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa.


They conducted a early morning raid of a home and engaged in a gun battle that ended with five assailants dead and six people under arrest. Marines also found a rocket launcher, sniper rifles and a handgun at the scene.

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This is the house where El Chapo was allegedly found hiding:

Univision has posted several photos of El Chapo’s capture, including this photo of Guzman with an unnamed man in a car:

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Another photo of El Chapo in a bedroom has also surfaced on Twitter:

El Chapo spent more than a decade as a fugitive after escaping from Puente Grande prison in 2001. Guzmán was eventually captured in 2014.


He became a fugitive once more after escaping from Altiplano prison last summer. The DEA eventually announced a $5,000,000 reward for his capture.

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Follow this story for further updates on the escape of El Chapo Guzmán.

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Taco Mashups that Surprise You with Awesomeness

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Taco Mashups that Surprise You with Awesomeness

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The golden rule of tacos: Everything tastes better in a tortilla. Nothing compares to the classics, like tacos al pastor, but is there magic in these fusion tacos?

The Korean Taco

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Taco Tuesday be like 👆🏽

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Sweet, sticky, sour and spicy. From Beef Bulgogi short ribs with kimchi to pork Bahn Mi, Korean tacos top the fusion charts. Can I get a ‘nom nom’?

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The BBQ Pork Taco

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A hearty all-American treat! Slow pulled pork in BBQ sauce and tortillas seem to go together like chips and salsa.

The Ahi Tuna Taco

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Okay, this ain’t your average fish tacos. If you’re feeling fancy, ahi tuna or seared ahi tuna tacos with ponzu sauce and avocado will no doubt hit the spot.

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The Breakfast Taco

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Wake up and smell the tacos! Eggs, bacon, cheese and jalapeños will fire you up for a great day.

The Taco Salad

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How can you say no to a crispy tortilla bowl filled with crunchy, gooey taco goodness? The best part: You can kid yourself into thinking you’re eating super low cal (because salad.)

The Jamaican Jerk Chicken Taco

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We’re not jerking your chain…these smokey and picante tacos will knock your socks off.

The Pizza Taco

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Dreams do come true. This melange of the two greatest culinary inventions in history is every bit as delicious as its cousin the pizza empanada (aka: calzone).

The Dessert Taco

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What better to follow a plate of tacos than more tacos!

What’s your favorite taco mashup? Tell us in the comments below and don’t forget to share on Facebook and Twitter!

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