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Is 'El Azul' Dead? Sinaloa Capo's Son Adds to Mexico's New Narco-Conspiracy

EL AZUL / 28 AUG 2014

The captured son of Sinaloa Cartel leader "El Azul" has testified his father is dead, but his statement is unlikely to stamp out rumors the drug lord is still alive…

EL AZUL / 9 JUN 2014

The Sinaloa Cartel has reportedly lost "El Azul," one of its two remaining leaders, as well as another key member running operations in northern Mexico, although so far…

EL AZUL / 28 FEB 2014

The US Treasury has added an alleged Sinaloa Cartel member linked to drug lord Juan Jose "El Azul" Esparragoza Moreno to its Kingpin List, as the authorities increase the pressure…

EL AZUL / 13 DEC 2012

The US Treasury has added one commercial entity and three individuals to the “Kingpin List” for their links to Sinaloa Cartel head Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, alias “El…

EL AZUL / 8 AUG 2012

The US Treasury has added nine organizations and 10 individuals to the “Kingpin List” for their links to Sinaloa Cartel head Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, alias “El Azul.”…

EL AZUL / 19 JUL 2012

One of Mexico’s foremost traffickers narrowly avoided capture by federal forces earlier this month, fueling speculation that the government is pursuing a major arrest capable of influencing the…

EL AZUL / 2 MAR 2012

Janet Napolitano ruffled feathers by comparing Mexican capo Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to Osama bin Laden, and indeed the two men are not in the same…

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