US law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. Photo: AP

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’s’ arrest sparks homicide surge as factions fight to fill vacuum

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s arrest was hailed as a watershed moment on the war on drugs but shortly after, Mexico’s homicide rate shot up

US law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. Photo: AP
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