Residents of El Chapo’s hometown lament loss of pillar of support

To government forces he was public enemy number one, a prison escapee who publicly embarrassed Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto. But to others, including those from his hometown of Badiraguato in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, he was a Robin Hood. Residents of the municipality which drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman called home reacted on Saturday (January 9) to his recapture by Mexican authorities on Friday (January 8). They expressed regret over the loss of a figure who helped fuel the local economy, providing a way of life when there was little alternative. The Mexican government aims to extradite "Chapo" to the United States after security forces recaptured the fugitive cartel leader who blew his cover through a series of slip ups, including an attempt to make a movie about his life. The Mexican Attorney General's office will be working as fast as possible to establish the path to extradition, and Chapo...