Latin American Program in the News: Was Mexican Billionaire Drug Kingpin El Chapo Killed?

Forbes

Mar 04, 2013

Although there is no official confirmation in the Unites States, Mexico or Guatemala that Mexican billionaire Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzman could have been killed in Guatemala, the rumor spread faster than lightning throughout cyberspace.

In light of the confusion, Washington analysts took the news with caution. “It’s very important not to jump to conclusions. There needs to be a full investigation,” said Eric Olson, an expert on Mexican security at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Olson added that while El Chapo has well established networks in Central America, “he has proven to be a very slippery person.”

Meanwhile, in Mexico, Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong called the report ”rumors” and said that it has not been possible to determine where they came from.

To read the full article, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Experts & Staff