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Mexico Denies Hiding 'Chapo Guzman'

EL CHAPO / 5 MAY 2011 BY VANESSA PAZ LECOMPTE EN

Mexico’s attorney general denied that the authorities were protecting Sinaloa Cartel head Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias “El Chapo,” and said his capture was a top priority for the government.

Marisela Morales stated that the authorities have recently made big steps forward in the search, capturing important members of Guzman’s structure, including the arrest in March of his in-law and close associate, Victor Manuel Felix Felix. The prosecutor also pointed out that the government offers rewards to those who provide information on the whereabouts of the drug kingpin.

The government has faced accusations that it favors the Sinaloa Cartel, and that it has allowed Guzman to remain on the run.

The pressure is mounting on the Mexican authorities to track down the Sinaloa leader, who has been on the run since escaping prison in a laundry basket 10 years ago. Since the death of Osama bin Laden, Guzman has been described by some media as the world’s most wanted man.

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