By Andrea Noel
A series of flirtatious mobile phone messages between the drug lord and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, when he was still a fugitive, appear to show him both somewhat careless with his security, as well as ignorant of Hollywood royalty.
In tiny mountain hamlets where Chapo grew up in poverty, locals say the kingpin visited his mother several times between his spectacular jailbreak in July and his dramatic recapture last Friday that has left some feeling abandoned.
By VICE News
VICE News' Mexico City Bureau Chief Daniel Hernandez joined On The Line to discuss drug lord El Chapo’s prison break, as well as the latest news from Mexico and Latin America.
The motorbike Joaquin Guzman rode to speed through a custom-built tunnel to escape prison is just one ingenious contraption used on July 11 by the "Lord of the Tunnels."
US-anti drug agents informed Mexico that "potential operations to free Guzman" were in play almost right after he was arrested. Mexican officials said they had no such warnings.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who became a top boss of the powerful Sinaloa cartel after a previous escape from a Mexican prison in 2001, is on the loose once again.
By Liz Fields
When authorities in the Philippines raided a maximum security prison near Manila, they found some of the county's most notorious inmates living lavishly behind bars.
Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, chief of Mexico's Juarez cartel, was arrested on Thursday, joining his principal nemesis Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in federal custody.