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The rise and fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's most wanted gangster

Updated : February 13, 2019 10:50 AM IST

Beyond putting Guzman's personal life and drug dealings on public display, the case has also highlighted Mexico's longtime fight to bring down its chief adversary in the bloody war on drug trafficking.
The audacious exploits of "El Chapo," or "Shorty," captured the world's imagination and turned him into a folk hero for some in Mexico, despite the thousands of people killed by his brutal Sinaloa cartel.
The violence began to surge in 2006 as the government launched a war on drug trafficking that splintered criminal groups and sent killings spiralling. Mexico has registered more than 250,000 homicides since then, including a record number of killings last year.
The rise and fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's most wanted gangster
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