U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After 'El Chapo' Guzmán's January 2016 Recapture [January 13, 2016] [open pdf - 126KB]
Alternate Title: U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After 'El Chapo' Guzman's January 2016 Recapture [January 13, 2016]
"The escape of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán from a maximum security federal prison near Mexico City in July 2015 underscored the extent to which corruption is entrenched in Mexico's criminal justice system. Mexican marines reportedly came close to recapturing Guzmán in the northwestern Sierra Madre mountains in October 2015, and, following a vigorous intelligence-guided effort, Mexican marines recaptured Guzmán in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, on January 8, 2016. One key concern for U.S. policymakers is whether the Mexican government will be able to hold Guzmán securely in the same prison from which he escaped and then extradite him swiftly to the United States-a source of tension in U.S.-Mexican relations. Another is whether Guzmán's recapture, which was supported by U.S. intelligence, will lead to closer security cooperation moving forward."
CRS Insight, IN10326
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html