What “El Chapo” extradition means for U.S.-Mexico ties

CSMonitor – Last Thursday evening, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was extradited to the United States from Mexico. Although the United States has repeatedly requested the extradition of the notorious drug kingpin, the date of his arrival – on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration – caught many officials in both countries off guard. But the timing may send a message about US-Mexican relations, close observers say, pointing to the need for future cooperation between the two neighbors – especially on the so-called drug war.


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