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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.

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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.

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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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El Chapo’s 91-Year-Old Mom Is Coming To The US To Visit Him In Prison And Is Bringing His Favorite Mexican Dish

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El Chapo’s 91-Year-Old Mom Is Coming To The US To Visit Him In Prison And Is Bringing His Favorite Mexican Dish

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Earlier this year, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was found guilty on all ten criminal counts in Brooklyn, New York. Since then, life hasn’t been all that bad for the former Mexican drug lord. His wife is launching a clothing line, and even though El Chapo’s team has complained about the unfair treatment at his prison and lack of outdoor time, it’s been manageable. He still faces sentencing later this month, which means El Chapo has yet to face the worse of it. So, it makes sense that he’s getting some sort of encouraging visits.

El Chapo’s mom, 91-year-old Consuelo Loera, got her visa approved to visit her son in prison.

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The Independent is reporting that Loera got her visa approved to enter the United States after requesting it from the Mexican Embassy. They also say that Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador fought to have her visit her son because he had “an empathy toward the elderly woman.”

El Chapo’s next court date is scheduled for June 25, where he faces sentencing. If he thinks his mom’s presence might persuade the judge to be lenient on his jail time, he should think again.

“It is a sentence from which there is no escape and no return,” U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said earlier this year in Brooklyn.

According to her attorney, Jose Luis González, Consuelo Loera proved to the government that she has the means to travel to the U.S. She also proved her reason to leave and travel back to Mexico.

Consuelo Loera told reporters she plans to bring El Chapo his favorite dish, enchiladas.

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We had no idea, El Chapo was such a traditionalist when it came to Mexican food. We thought he might have requested a burrito or carne asada tacos.

Now, if the 91-year-old woman shows up in New York City, where is she going to cook up some enchiladas? She’s probably going to have to order take out. If that’s the case, do you have any recommendations on the best enchiladas in New York? Let us know!

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El Chapo’s Wife Is Launching A Fashion Line And I Am So Dead

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El Chapo’s Wife Is Launching A Fashion Line And I Am So Dead

On Feb. 12, a Brooklyn jury found Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán guilty on ten federal criminal counts and now faces life behind bars. The most infamous drug cartel leader of all-time made billions through his illegal operations. According to CNN when they read the verdict, El Chapo looked over to his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, smiled at her and “she smiled back and touched her hand to her heart.”

Outside the courthouse, reporters asked how her thoughts regarding the verdict, and she reportedly said: “Good, thank you.” She doesn’t seem too fazed that her husband will be locked up for good, and now we know why.

El Chapo’s wife is starting her own fashion line.

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The 29-year-old has launched her LLC under her name, which means it’s completely separate from her husband’s illegal and financial issues. He will still be involved in some respects.

“I am very happy to be able to create something like this. I hope it’ll be something everyone likes,” she told the New York Daily News. “I will give it my best effort to make it good for everyone and within everyone’s reach,” she said. “I want to start with a line of caps, then I’ll begin to produce clothes, jackets.”

The 29-year-old said that the logo will include El Chapo’s name and some of his fashion sense

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“During the process, as it evolves, I’ll see where my ideas take me,” she told the publication. “A little bit of my style and his style — it will be like a mixture of the two so that it really is our essence.”

We have no idea what the mother of twins means by that considering the public has only seen El Chapo wearing three things: a prison suit, a Member’s Only jacket, and that flashy blue shirt.

Well, we are indeed very interested to see what her fashion collection will look like, mainly since she was always stylish during his court appearances

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“This project is an idea Joaquin, and I have had for a long time. Before he was in the USA we talked a lot about this topic,” she said. “Really, it’s both of our ideas.”

We’re anticipating this big time.

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