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NEW YORK | Drug lord who changed his face testifies against ‘El Chapo’

NEW YORK — A former Colombian drug lord known for an extreme plastic-surgery makeover meant to hide his identity testified Thursday at a U.S. trial about his lucrative drug-trafficking alliance with notorious Mexican counterpart Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Asked about his distorted facial features, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia explained that he had undergone at least … Continue reading NEW YORK | Drug lord who changed his face testifies against ‘El Chapo’

NEW YORK | Witness: El Chapo got police escort after escape

NEW YORK — When the notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was Mexico’s most-wanted fugitive in 2001 following a prison breakout, he was startled to see a police motorcycle pull in front of a car carrying him as it reached the outskirts of Mexico City. A loyal drug cartel lieutenant behind the wheel explained … Continue reading NEW YORK | Witness: El Chapo got police escort after escape

NEW YORK | US trial of Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” gets underway

NEW YORK — The high-security trial of infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman got underway on Tuesday, with a prosecutor telling jurors how the man who got his start in a modest marijuana-selling business in Mexico ruthlessly turned it into a blood-drenched smuggling operation that funneled cocaine and other drugs as far north … Continue reading NEW YORK | US trial of Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” gets underway

ZURICH | FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case

ZURICH  — FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic’s soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,000), though it is unclear how the fine can … Continue reading ZURICH | FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case

NEW YORK | Guzman 1st rookie to hit 3 HRs in game vs Yanks, Texas wins

NEW YORK — Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New York 12-7 on Friday night. Eight days after Boston’s Steve Pearce connected three times off the Yankees, Guzman duplicated the feat in ending New York’s four-game winning streak. Guzman … Continue reading NEW YORK | Guzman 1st rookie to hit 3 HRs in game vs Yanks, Texas wins