Mexico Drug War

How close was notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán from pulling off another escape, right under the noses of Mexican authorities?

The extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán to the U.S. will likely take at least a year, according to the head of Mexico's extradition office, Miguel Merino.

Speaking Monday on a Radio Formula program called Ciro Gómez Leyva por la Mañana, Merino said Mexico has begun processing two extradition requests from the U.S., but warned that Guzmán's lawyers could pursue a number of possible legal appeals that could delay the drug kingpin's extradition for four to six years.

Three stories of the drug war are woven into a beautifully shot, well made documentary called Kingdom of Shadows. Grieving families, aging former traffickers, undercover law enforcement and crusading activists are all highlighted in a brutal war that has taken many lives. The movie charts the evolution of the illicit drug industry and the raging violence that has hit Mexico with full force. 

It screened at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Nov 10th at 7:30 PM.

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