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Fight rages for El Chapo's empire

Mar 5, 2017 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

mexico city - Gangland-style murders are a daily event in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state.

The extradition of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States in January was supposed to curb the violent drug wars raging south of the border. Instead, rival factions of Guzmán's organization have ignited a new, deadly turf war for control of the drug lord's rudderless empire.

"It is a nightmare, but one we have lived many times before," said Rosita Méndez,

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