Young ‘beasts’: El Chapo’s sons make their bloody mark in cartel

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Young ‘beasts’: El Chapo’s sons make their bloody mark in cartel

Having taken on the cops and the army, and won, Ovidio Guzman joins his father in the pantheon of bandits who outsmarted the government

David Alire Garcia

The mugshot-style photo of Ovidio Guzman that appeared as he was apprehended oozed defiance. Chin jutting out, eyes trained on the camera, the handsome youth bore a strong resemblance to his infamous father, jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

He had reason to be cocksure. In response to his capture in an upscale suburb, hundreds of heavily armed Sinaloa Cartel henchmen, guns blazing, were pouring into Culiacan, briefly taking the modern city of about a million people near Mexico’s Pacific coast hostage.

Within hours they had pried him loose from authorities...

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