Seeds: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is the notorious face of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico. Many consider him head of the most powerful drug cartel in the world, perhaps in history (we consider him the owner of the grossest mustache, but hey). With a net worth of more than $1 billion as estimated in Forbes, El Chapo is the face of a cartel known for drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime. They deal methamphetamines (meth), marijuana, heroin and cocaine, while supposedly having deep connections within the governmental structure of Mexico.
Core: El Chapo wasrecaptured after escaping from a maximum security prison in June of 2015. El Chapo is notorious for his prison escapes, having done so in 2001 by hiding in a laundry cart after enduring 8 years of incarceration. He was recaptured in 2014, but escaped in 2015 through a hole in the bottom of his shower. By doing so, he has proved once again that he had the prison, and those who ran it, under his thumb. Also, proving that he will do anything to avoid taking a shower, so says staff writer, KH.
Skin: While most people are pleased that the infamous cartel leader is captured, there have been several twitter users expressing their deep sorrow for the fact the El Chapo was recaptured before he could have a sword fight with Donald Trump atop “the great wall of Texas”
Leaves: Today, El Chapo was extradited to the United States to face charges of drug trafficking, as well as others. The United States has made many requests to extradite him, in hopes that our prison system is slightly better at keeping him behind bars.
Food for thought: Do you think El Chapo will escape again? How much of his success do you think can be attributed to the cartel’s political ties? Tell us what you think.
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