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Mexican drug lord El Chapo set to appeal US extradition

MEXICO CITY: Lawyers for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could file on Tuesday an appeal to prevent his extradition to the United States, arguing he could face the death penalty. Jose Refugio Rodriguez, one of Guzman's lawyers, told AFP that the defense team planned to present two challenges to a court in Mexico City. A "college," or panel, of judges would then review the appeal but Rodriguez said he would also take the case up to the Supreme Court. The appeal will be introduced at the same court that…

Mexico aims to extradite drug lord ‘El Chapo’ in early 2017

MEXICO CITY: Mexico is aiming to extradite imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States early next year, the country's national security chief said Friday. "We hope (to do it) in January or February," National Security Commissioner Renato Sales Heredia told the television channel Televisa, giving the government's clearest estimate of when it could send the Sinaloa drug cartel chief to the United States. Guzman's lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez countered: "He can have his own personal opinion. I think…