Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Captured

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On July 11, 2015, Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a super maximum security prison in Mexico near Mexico City, making international news as the manhunt for him began. He escaped through a tunnel that had been professionally excavated. It is believed he paid off both officials and prison guards in order to pull off this escape.

The intense search for Guzman, who leads the Sinaloa Cartel, has been discussed little by the authorities in the media, though a few days ago, U.S. agents expressed confidence that he would be captured or killed in a shootout in the next year or two due. An angry DEA analyst said, “He’s getting old, and he’s getting sloppy. Everyone is looking for him, and we’ll get him again.” That day has now come sooner than authorities expected.

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted on Friday morning that El Chapo has been captured.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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