Leaving His Mark | Tracking Joaquín `El Chapo` Guzmán Loera

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Leaving His Mark | Tracking Joaquín `El Chapo` Guzmán Loera
Leaving His Mark | Tracking Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera Across Mexico
Tijuana
Ciudad Juárez
Home of the rival Arellano Félix cartel.
Home to the Juárez cartel. The city
erupted in violence when Mr. Guzmán
fought for control of the city in 2008.
Nuevo Laredo
La Tuna
Mr. Guzmán tried to take over the city
from the Gulf cartel in 2004. Hundreds
of people died in the ensuing violence.
Birthplace of Mr. Guzmán.
About 40 families live here today.
Santiago de los Caballeros
Two legendary Mexican traffickers, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo
and Rafael Caro Quintero, were born here or close by.
Badiraguato
Guanaceví
MEXICO
Golden Triangle area
CHIHUAHUA
Santiago de La Tuna
los Caballeros
Badiraguato
SINALOA
Guanaceví
DURANGO
Culiacán
G ul f of
C a l i f or ni a
75 miles
The archbishop of Durango state recently
caused a stir when he said Mr. Guzmán
was living up the road from this town.
This county of about 35,000 people is where many of
Mexico’s most infamous drug traffickers come from.
Guadalajara
Culiacán
This city of malls and car dealerships has sprawling suburbs — and is also a
center of drug violence. Mr. Guzmán's son Édgar was murdered here last year.
Puerto Vallarta
Resort town where in 1992 Mr. Guzmán's men attacked a nightclub
in a failed attempt to kill his rivals.
Mexico City
The Arellano Félix cartel twice tried to kill
Mr. Guzmán here, the second time fatally
shooting instead the city's Cardinal Juan
Jesus Posadas.
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