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El Chapo’s life sentence ‘pyrrhic victory’ for Mexico as violence soars

In Culiacan, the capital in Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa, locals lamented that Mexicans were deprived of the chance to see the notorious capo tried, convicted and punished on his native soil.

Explained: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to US prison

Guzman left a bloody trail in Mexico's drug wars even as he became a hometown hero while amassing a fortune in illicit proceeds valued by Forbes magazine in 2009 at $1 billion and by US prosecutors this month at $12.7 billion.


Drug lord 'El Chapo' should get life in prison: US prosecutors

Guzman's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, called the sentencing request ``superfluous.'' He also said that the ``government has yet to locate a penny'' of Guzman's purported $12.6 billion in drug proceeds prosecutors want to be forfeited.

El Chapo earned USD 12,666,181,704, prosecutors say. They want him to pay it back.

Guzmán faces a mandatory term of life in prison, meaning there will not be many lingering questions when he appears in court to have his sentence handed down. But there may still be some drama.

US demands $12.7 billion in judgment against 'El Chapo'

Guzman, 62, was convicted on Feb. 12 on all 10 counts he faced, after jurors heard evidence from more than 50 prosecution witnesses, offering an unprecedented look at the inner workings of his Sinaloa Cartel. He faces life in prison at his scheduled July 17 sentencing.

Star witness against 'El Chapo' to be sentenced in Chicago

Prosecutors last week recommended a 17-year sentence for the 44-year-old former chief of Sinaloa logistics. With credit for time served, Zambada could go free in under seven years.


Mexican president visits 'El Chapo's' home turf seeking reconciliation

With a population of 32,000, Badiraguato is one of the poorest municipalities in the state of Sinaloa and the country, according to Mexican statistics agency Inegi.

Where El Chapo could end up: A prison ‘not designed for humanity’

Lawyers for the kingpin known as El Chapo warned him after his conviction this week on drug conspiracy charges that he is likely to be sent to the country’s most forbidding federal lockup, the US Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, often referred to as the ADX.

El Chapo was once Mexico’s most wanted. Now he’s old news.

The country appears to have moved on since Guzmán, who is known as El Chapo, was captured three years ago and later extradited to the United States. The days when he transfixed public imagination now seem very distant.

'El Chapo' likely heading for Colorado prison where no one has escaped

The prisoners are confined to single-person cells for 22 or more hours a day, depriving them of virtually all contact with the outside world.