Mexico approves extradition of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S.
MEXICO CITY —
Mexico’s decision Friday to approve the extradition of Joaquín “El
Chapo” Guzmán helps clear the way for the infamous drug lord to face
what has long been his worst nightmare: living behind bars in a U.S.
The extradition of Guzmán, who has publicly claimed
responsibility for delivering much of America’s cocaine and heroin and
has fought bloody battles with rival traffickers, could still be months
or even years away. His lawyers vowed Friday to appeal the ruling by the
Mexican Foreign Ministry.
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