Leaving His Mark | Tracking Joaquín `El Chapo` Guzmán Loera
Leaving His Mark | Tracking Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera Across Mexico
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.
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.
Golden Triangle area
Santiago de La Tuna
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C a l i f or ni a
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.
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.
Resort town where in 1992 Mr. Guzmán's men attacked a nightclub
in a failed attempt to kill his rivals.
The Arellano Félix cartel twice tried to kill
Mr. Guzmán here, the second time fatally
shooting instead the city's Cardinal Juan