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Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO/NEW YORK: Mexico extradited its drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to New York on Thursday, likely ending a decades-long criminal career that included two jail breaks and a lead role in a national drug war, the day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency. Mexican officials said the timing of the move was both a last-minute gift to outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama and an olive branch to Trump, who has regularly insulted Mexico and threatened to tear up the NAFTA trade agreement 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…