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‘He’s a fine Chapo’: Sinaloans lament life sentence for ‘hero’ El Chapo

He might have been the brutal chief of a global drug cartel, but in his home state he is revered

AFP

As Sinaloa’s most notorious son Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was jailed for life in the US, residents of the Mexican state sounded a bitter chorus at the fate of the capo, who is feared and revered there in equal measure.

They point to the fact that since the arrest of the now former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel founded in the 1980s, neither violence nor drug trafficking have abated.

Moreover, in Sinaloa, it is widely believed that Guzman and his fugitive partner, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, paved roads, built schools and churches and were the region’s benefactors...

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