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Following The Murder Of His Judge, El Chapo Is One Step Closer To U.S. Extradition

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The decision to move forward with extraditing Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán comes just days after the horrific murder of Judge Vicente Bermúdez Zacarías, who was overseeing the appeals of the drug lord. While out for a routine jog, the judge was shot in the head and left to die in the street. The event was captured on camera and led to outrage among the highest levels of Mexico’s government. Mexico’s Attorney General, Arely Gómez González, was ordered by Mexico’s President to investigate the case following the October 17th murder, and within a few days, the Attorney General released the following statement:

Today, the Public Prosecutor’s Office was notified of five resolutions emitted by the Thirteenth Court of District of Amparo in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, on the petitions filed by Joaquin Guzman Loera against orders issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which his extradition is granted. In two of them the court decided to deny protection of federal justice, while the remaining three were dismissed.

However, this ruling does not mean El Chapo will face actual extradition anytime soon. His lawyers still have time for another appeal.

Filing injunctions keeps El Chapo in Mexico and gives him time to escape.

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Guzmán’s lawyers have in the past filed numerous injunctions to slow down the extradition process. They’ve even argued that Guzmán would be unable to receive a fair trial due to overwhelming anti-Mexican sentiment in the U.S. While these appeals slow down the process and keep El Chapo in Mexico, they also serve another purpose. The longer El Chapo remains in prison, the more likely it is that he’ll find a way to escape. It only took El Chapo six months to escape from a maximum security prison last time he was captured. He also escaped from prison in 2001, and was on the lam for almost 13 years. Though more precautions are in place to keep Chapo in custody these days, the risk of flight is too real.

If sent to the U.S., Guzmán will face several counts of conspiracy for crimes committed between 1990 and 2005.

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According to CNN, the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, has indicted Guzman with smuggling in over 264,000 pounds of cocaine between 1990 and 2005. In the past, Guzmán’s lawyers have argued that these charges are the result of hearsay rather than actual evidence, and other sources have questioned the politicization of Guzmán’s supposed crimes. Guzmán’s lawyers have suggested that their client would plead guilty in the U.S. for “a reasonable sentence” and “a medium-security prison that does not have conditions like the ones here in Mexico.” Back in May, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations agreed to U.S. extradition only if Guzmán would not face the death penalty.


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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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