Turmoil in Mexico - Drug War

This week, a judge in Mexico City promised to begin deliberations on whether Mexico’s top drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, can be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial. Mexican authorities have held the head of the Sinaloa Cartel in a maximum security prison near the border for months. U.S. officials say they hope Guzman, known for his spectacular prison escapes, is sent to the U.S. for trial by end of year.

Guzman’s cartel is locked in a fresh round of violence with its competition, especially the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel, the group that kidnapped one of Guzman’s sons.

Maureen Myer of the Washington Office on Latin America analyzes politics, the drug war, and human rights in Mexico.


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Photo:  The Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel has launched an unprecedented crackdown on authorities, triggering a bloody fight in the state of Jalisco. HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

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