Mexico Drug War

Mexican authorities say they have arrested six people in connection with the escape of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the country's biggest drug lord.

The Associated Press reports that among those captured are Guzmán's brother-in-law.

The wire service adds:

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has once again eluded Mexican authorities.

This time, reports NPR's Carrie Kahn, Mexican marines had found Mexico's most wanted drug trafficker in a remote mountainous area, but he got away again, suffering injuries.

Carrie sent this report to our Newscast unit:

The new film Sicario starring Emily Blunt and Benecio Del Toro features FBI agents in the borderland taking on the escalating drug war. While it’s gotten great reviews, some politicians and communities on both side of the border are protesting the way the film portrays the region The mayor of Juarez has reportedly even called for a boycott of the film.

More than 50 residents of El Paso recently went to a special viewing of the movie Sicario – to mixed reviews.


Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison last week. It is the second such escape the leader of the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel has made.  

Brutal, ingenious, and let's not forget short–el Chapo meaning 'shorty' in Spanish–the drug mastermind has reigned terror down on his enemies, rewarded his friends, and made millions of dollars in the interim from illegal narcotics.

A security camera inside the jail cell of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was rolling the moment the most powerful drug lord in the world made a run for it.