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As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.

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As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.

    UPDATE: The Verdict

    UPDATE: The Verdict

    How did prosecutors convict El Chapo? With never-before-heard wiretapped phone calls that revealed his cunning, his charm, and how he controlled the flow of drugs that flooded U.S. cities.


     
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    • 17 min
    UPDATE: The Trial Continues

    UPDATE: The Trial Continues

    El Chapo's trial in Brooklyn is offering an unfiltered view into the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel. Colorful witnesses tell stories of Chapo's bold escapes, massive government corruption, and the shipment of thousands of tons of cocaine.


     
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    • 14 min
    BONUS: The Hitman

    BONUS: The Hitman

    Right now the murder rate Mexico is the highest it’s been in decades. But the fact that murder is happening at this kind of scale means that there’s a whole underground industry of people willing to carry out those killings. We hear from one of them.


     
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    • 12 min
    EP 8: The Trial

    EP 8: The Trial

    VICE News reports on El Chapo’s trial in Brooklyn and tries to figure out what  has changed in the drug war now that the Sinaloa cartel leader is behind bars.


     
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    • 34 min
    EP 7: The Fallout

    EP 7: The Fallout

    VICE News visits a cemetery filled with lavish tombs built by drug kingpins, helps a mother search for the remains of her missing son, and tells the story of a legendary journalist killed after El Chapo’s extradition.


     
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    • 28 min
    EP 6: The Hunt

    EP 6: The Hunt

    VICE News gets a firsthand look inside a tunnel that El Chapo used during one of his dramatic escapes, and interviews a former DEA special agent who tracked him down.




     
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    • 22 min

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