Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman-Loera infoPlaylist

May 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

elchapo_582_1Known as the top ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin Guzman-Loera aka El Chapo has been the leader of the Mexican drug trade and run the cartel on a global scale for 17 years smuggling cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine into various countries. El Chapo was captured by the Mexican marines on January 8, 2016 and is pending extradition to the U.S. from Mexico to be put on trial for various crimes related to drug-trafficking in several U.S. states.  This playlist compiled by Towson University students Mikailla For and Luke West in Deborah Shaller’s English 102 class and edited by Librarian Joyce Garczynski, discusses El Chapo’s personal and criminal history along with an overview of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Personal History

Sinaloa Cartel

  • Background information on the Sinaloa Cartel from Insight Crime
  • BBC gives insight on internal information of Sinaloa Cartel and the personal life of its members
  • International Business Times explains why the Sinaloa Cartel is so powerful
  • NPR explains how the Sinaloa Cartel is winning the drug war with Mexico
  • Business Insider examines how El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel influences the US drug market

Criminal History





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