Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán

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From the archive: El Chapo: what the rise and fall of the kingpin reveals about the war on drugs – podcast
From 2019: As the capture and conviction of Mexico’s notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn’t mean taking down the organisation

Written by Jessica Loudis, read by Christopher Ragland, originally produced by Simon Barnard with additions and scoring by Jessica Beck. The executive producer was Ellie Bury

18, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Twenty-four hours of terror as cartel violence engulfs Mexican city
At least 29 people killed in Culiacán as drug cartel gunmen fight bloody battle to stop transport of El Chapo’s son after arrest

Tom Phillips and Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

06, Jan, 2023 @9:18 PM

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Sinaloa cartel launches violent response as Mexico recaptures El Chapo’s son
Ovidio Guzmán’s arrest on Thursday prompted heavy fighting from cartel gunmen in the city of Culiacán

Analy Nuño in Guadalajara and agencies

06, Jan, 2023 @3:42 AM

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Wife of El Chapo admits helping run Mexican drug cartel in US plea deal
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, pleads guilty to three counts and says she conspired in husband’s 2015 prison break

Guardian staff and agencies

10, Jun, 2021 @3:48 PM

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El Chapo's wife helped him run drug empire from jail, US court hears
Emma Coronel is ‘not a big fish’, experts say, but indictment accuses her of assisting dramatic jailbreak in 2015

Julian Borger in Washington and David Agren in Mexico City

23, Feb, 2021 @8:44 PM

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Emma Coronel, wife of El Chapo, arrested on drug trafficking charges
The joint US-Mexican citizen has also been charged with conspiring to help arrange her husband’s escape from prison in 2015

David Agren in Mexico City

22, Feb, 2021 @11:04 PM

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Movie star Sean Penn, drug lord El Chapo and a failed marine raid
The Hollywood actor almost fell into a police trap when he met with the fugitive Mexican over a film deal, reveals new book

Edward Helmore

06, Sep, 2020 @6:06 AM

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Mexican president says he ordered release of El Chapo's son
Ovidio Guzmán was briefly captured in October only to be let go hours later as security was overwhelmed by cartel forces

Guardian staff and agencies in Mexico City

19, Jun, 2020 @9:35 PM

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Mexican president ignores coronavirus restrictions to greet El Chapo's mother
Andrés Manuel López Obrador provokes perplexity and scorn with visit to drug lord’s home town in Sinaloa

Tom Phillips, Latin America correspondent

30, Mar, 2020 @2:21 PM

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El Chapo's daughter is married at majestic Mexican cathedral
Ostentatious wedding to groom with underworld links is seen as reminder of bride’s family’s power

David Agren in Mexico City

02, Feb, 2020 @6:40 PM

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Branded beer and baseball caps as drug lord El Chapo’s family cash in
Merchandise featuring cartel leader at fashion fair is condemned as a glorification of crime

Ed Vulliamy

19, Jan, 2020 @9:35 AM

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Mexico's Amlo says El Chapo 'had the same power' as past presidents
López Obrador took a blow at his predecessors while claiming Mexico’s era of corruption is ‘gone to the garbage dump of history’

Staff and agencies in Mexico City

01, Jan, 2020 @7:12 PM

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