Mexico's "El Chapo" makes break for freedom
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Mexico's "El Chapo" makes break for freedom

A manhunt remains underway for Joaquin Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel. The organization has an international reach and is believed to control most of the major crossing points for drugs at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Mexico’s top security official says top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell, on Saturday.

With his escape Guzman has done what Mexican authorities promised would not happen after his re-capture last year — to slip out of a maximum security prison for the second time.

Guatemala’s Interior Ministry says a special task force of police and soldiers is watching the border with Mexico for any sign of fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman.

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He’d been Mexico’s most-wanted man before his arrest last year.

He fled to Guatemala at least once before and had an earlier arrest there in 1993.

Associated Press