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Drug Lord to Face Trial in Mexico

Joaquin Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers in Mexico City Feb. 22, 2014.Joaquin Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers in Mexico City Feb. 22, 2014.
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Joaquin Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers in Mexico City Feb. 22, 2014.
Joaquin Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers in Mexico City Feb. 22, 2014.
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A Mexican federal judge has ruled that drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman must remain in Mexico to face drug trafficking charges.
 
Mexican officials have made increasing clear that they want Guzman to face all local charges as well as interrogation by Mexican investigators looking to dismantle his cartel, before they consider extraditing him to the United States.
 
Guzman has been indicted in at least seven U.S. jurisdictions for crimes committed while head of the Sinaloa cartel, which stretches across North America and as far away as Europe and Australia.
 
Guzman was captured Saturday in the Pacific coast city of Mazatlan after 13 years on the run.
 
About 80,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since the early 2000's, including murders and beheadings.  Former president Felipe Calderon sent in the army to try and quell the violence.
 
Forbes magazine lists Guzman among the world's most powerful people, saying he is worth more than $1 billion.

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by: carlosjgarcia from: Glendale,CA.
February 25, 2014 8:33 PM
OK "EL CHAPO" IS'NT THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE,REMEMBER ONE THING BESIDES,THEY JUST OPEN A CAN OF WORMS!!!THE VIOLENCE IS GOING TO SCALATE MORE, CAUSE OF THE CARTEL'S ROUTES,TERRETORY & OF COURSE *POWER!!!*/SO NOW WE REALY BEGIN A NEW AND MORE VIOLENT SITUATION...GARANTEED 100% NOW IT'S TIME TO LET THE MEN SEPERATE THE BOYS FOR WHATS TO COME AND MAYBE MEXICO WILL LET OUR INTELEGANCE TAKE PLACE BEFORE WE GET TO SEE THE WORST.YOU THINK THE OTHER CARTELS ARE SCARED THAT ONE BIG HEAD GOT CAUGHT LOL!!! NOW IF THE MEXICAN GOV. DON'T LET THE USA HANDLE THIS WELL...LOTS OF MAYHAM TO COME AND DON'T FORGET "CARLOSJGARCIA TOLS YOU SO!!! GOD BLESS THE INOCENT...... ;/

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