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Mexico: El Chapo's trial delayed for 2 months, defense reviews evidence Mexico: El Chapo's trial delayed for 2 months, defense reviews evidence
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Drug lord is said to be "highly disappointed"  Drug lord is said to be 'highly disappointed'
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<strong>US District Judge Brian Cogan postponed for two months the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. Cogan said jury selection would begin Monday 5 November (<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/07/16/us/ap-us-el-chapo-prosecution.html">New York Times</a>).</strong>  <strong>The New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been put off until November. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan said jury selection would begin Monday November 5(<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/07/16/us/ap-us-el-chapo-prosecution.html">New York Times</a>).</strong>
Guzman’s lawyer Eduardo Balarezo said he needed more time to review “voluminous” evidence prosecutors handed over on July 3. Judge Cogan had denied a request by Balarezo to bar prosecutors from using evidence that they had not produced by June 26 (<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-elchapo/el-chapos-trial-delayed-two-months-as-defense-reviews-evidence-idUSKBN1K62N2">Reuters</a>).  Guzmán’s lawyer, Eduardo Balarezo, said he needed more time to review “voluminous” evidence prosecutors handed over on July 3. Judge Cogan had denied a request by Balarezo to bar prosecutors from using evidence that they had not produced by June 26 (<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-elchapo/el-chapos-trial-delayed-two-months-as-defense-reviews-evidence-idUSKBN1K62N2">Reuters</a>).
In previous days Balarezo had requested US President Donald Trump to release his infamous client calling him a <a href="https://twitter.com/balarezolaw/status/1019799366683582464">"respected Mexican farmer", when tweeting a reply</a> to <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/us-evangelical-pastor-andrew-brunson-denied-release-from-turkish-prison/a-44728660">Trump's appeal to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan</a> in favor of pastor Andrew Brunson's release from prison in Izmir. Balarezo said his tweet was sarcastic.  In previous days Balarezo had requested President Donald Trump to release his infamous client, who he described as a <a href="https://twitter.com/balarezolaw/status/1019799366683582464">"respected Mexican farmer". Balarezo was tweeting a reply</a> to <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/us-evangelical-pastor-andrew-brunson-denied-release-from-turkish-prison/a-44728660">Trump's appeal to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan</a> to release pastor Andrew Brunson from prison in the Turkish city of Izmir. Balarezo said his tweet was sarcastic.
61 year-old Guzmán has been in solitary confinement in Lower Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center since his extradition from Mexico in January 2017, facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.  Guzmán, 61, has been in solitary confinement in Lower Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center since his extradition from Mexico in January 2017. He is facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.
He became head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and the country's top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of rival Osiel Cárdenas Guillén of the Gulf Cartel, and was considered <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquín_&quot;El_Chapo&quot;_Guzmán">"the most powerful drug trafficker in the world"</a> by the United States Department of the Treasury.  He became head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and the country's top drug kingpin, in 2003 after the arrest of rival Osiel Cárdenas Guillén of the Gulf Cartel, and was considered <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquín_&quot;El_Chapo&quot;_Guzmán">"the most powerful drug trafficker in the world"</a> by the United States Department of the Treasury.
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