Mexico response on “El Chapo” strains ties to U.S.

NYT – Hours after the world’s most infamous drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, escaped Mexico’s highest security prison over the weekend, the United States offered everything it has — marshals, drones, even a special task force — to help recapture him. But the Mexicans have kept the Americans at bay, without giving an answer on the extra help, according to Mexican and American officials. They say the delay has confounded law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border and undermined efforts to find Guzmán.

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