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Title Title
El Chapo found guilty  'El Chapo' found guilty - Mexican drug lord faces a possible life sentence
Summary Summary
Druglord El Chapo found guilty Tuesday February 12: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán found guilty on all 10 counts in court in New York
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The famous drug lord has been found guilty in the United States.  
  <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_%22El_Chapo%22_Guzm%C3%A1n">Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán</a>, the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47218887">former leader</a> of the Mexican <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40480405">Sinaloa cartel</a>, has been found guilty of all 10 charges was facing in federal court in New York.
  <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-mexico-el-chapo/drug-lord-escape-artist-el-chapo-convicted-by-us-jury-idUKKCN1Q123O">"It is a sentence from which there is no escape and no return,"</a> said Richard Donoghue, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. The 3 month trial included <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/nyregion/el-chapo-verdict.html?module=inline">56 witnesses providing evidence, including 14</a> that used to work with "El Chapo." The <a href="https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/616-chapo-sheet/3561b397fb2ef395a43b/optimized/full.pdf#page=1">10 crimes</a> of which the 61-year old was charged ranged from 'engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise,' a 'cocaine importation conspiracy' to 'use of firearms.' It was estimated by prosecutors in the case the Mr. Guzmán <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/nyregion/colorado-supermax-prison-chapo.html">made more than $US 14 billion</a> through his 30 year involvement in the drug trade.
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_%22El_Chapo%22_Guzm%C3%A1n">Wikipedia's biography</a> explains who he is. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/nyregion/joaquin-guzman-drug-war.html">It has however been suggested</a> that the prosecution of Mr. Guzmán will do little to stem the entry of drugs into the US from <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40480405">Mexico's cartels</a>.
  When questioned in a <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/watch-el-chapos-exclusive-interview-in-its-17-minute-entirety-35543/">2016 Rolling Stones interview</a> about his responsibility "for the fact that there are so many drugs in the world" Mr. Guzmán replied "no, that’s false ... Because the day I don’t exist, it’s not going to decrease in any way at all."
  This view was shared in "El Chapo's" home state. "Trafficking drugs will continue," Mr. Gildardo Velazquez <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-reaction/this-hurts-on-el-chapos-home-turf-some-lament-mexican-drug-lords-conviction-idUSKCN1Q20JU">told Reuters</a> in Sinaloa, Mexico. "Nobody can stop it. Even now that they’ll give him the life sentence they think he deserves, it’s not going to change anything here."
  A hearing<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-supermax/el-chapo-likely-heading-for-colorado-prison-where-no-one-has-escaped-idUSKCN1Q12R8"> scheduled for June 25</a> in New York is <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-mexico-el-chapo/drug-lord-escape-artist-el-chapo-convicted-by-us-jury-idUKKCN1Q123O">expected</a> to sentence the former cartel leader <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-supermax/el-chapo-likely-heading-for-colorado-prison-where-no-one-has-escaped-idUSKCN1Q12R8">to life in prison. </a>
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  <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/nyregion/joaquin-guzman-drug-war.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/nyregion/joaquin-guzman-drug-war.html</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/nyregion/colorado-supermax-prison-chapo.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/nyregion/colorado-supermax-prison-chapo.html</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/616-chapo-sheet/3561b397fb2ef395a43b/optimized/full.pdf#page=1" rel="nofollow">https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/616-chapo-sheet/3561b397fb2ef395a43b/optimized/full.pdf#page=1</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47218887" rel="nofollow">https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47218887</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35271257" rel="nofollow">https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35271257</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40480405" rel="nofollow">https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40480405</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_%22El_Chapo%22_Guzm%C3%A1n" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_%22El_Chapo%22_Guzm%C3%A1n</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-supermax/el-chapo-likely-heading-for-colorado-prison-where-no-one-has-escaped-idUSKCN1Q12R8" rel="nofollow">https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-supermax/el-chapo-likely-heading-for-colorado-prison-where-no-one-has-escaped-idUSKCN1Q12R8</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-reaction/this-hurts-on-el-chapos-home-turf-some-lament-mexican-drug-lords-conviction-idUSKCN1Q20JU" rel="nofollow">https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-reaction/this-hurts-on-el-chapos-home-turf-some-lament-mexican-drug-lords-conviction-idUSKCN1Q20JU</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-mexico-el-chapo/drug-lord-escape-artist-el-chapo-convicted-by-us-jury-idUKKCN1Q123O" rel="nofollow">https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-mexico-el-chapo/drug-lord-escape-artist-el-chapo-convicted-by-us-jury-idUKKCN1Q123O</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/watch-el-chapos-exclusive-interview-in-its-17-minute-entirety-35543/" rel="nofollow">https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/watch-el-chapos-exclusive-interview-in-its-17-minute-entirety-35543/</a></p>

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