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As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.

As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.
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United States

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As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.

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@vicenews

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English


Episodes

UPDATE: The Verdict

2/22/2019
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How did prosecutors convict El Chapo? With never-before-heard wiretapped phone calls that revealed his cunning, his charm, and how he controlled the flow of drugs that flooded U.S. cities.

Duration:00:17:41

UPDATE: The Trial Continues

2/22/2019
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El Chapo's trial in Brooklyn is offering an unfiltered view into the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel. Colorful witnesses tell stories of Chapo's bold escapes, massive government corruption, and the shipment of thousands of tons of cocaine.

Duration:00:14:27

BONUS: The Hitman

2/22/2019
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Right now the murder rate Mexico is the highest it’s been in decades. But the fact that murder is happening at this kind of scale means that there’s a whole underground industry of people willing to carry out those killings. We hear from one of them.

Duration:00:12:16

EP 8: The Trial

2/22/2019
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VICE News reports on El Chapo’s trial in Brooklyn and tries to figure out what has changed in the drug war now that the Sinaloa cartel leader is behind bars.

Duration:00:34:40

EP 7: The Fallout

2/22/2019
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VICE News visits a cemetery filled with lavish tombs built by drug kingpins, helps a mother search for the remains of her missing son, and tells the story of a legendary journalist killed after El Chapo’s extradition.

Duration:00:28:16

EP 6: The Hunt

2/22/2019
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VICE News gets a firsthand look inside a tunnel that El Chapo used during one of his dramatic escapes, and interviews a former DEA special agent who tracked him down.

Duration:00:22:35

EP 5: The Fugitive

2/22/2019
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On the way to meet farmers who grow poppies that get processed into heroin, VICE News ends up investigating the alleged abduction of a teenage boy during a Mexican military operation.

Duration:00:20:02

EP 4: The Border

2/21/2019
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A war between the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels turns a city on the U.S.-Mexico border into the murder capital of the world.

Duration:00:22:23

FYI

11/27/2018
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Wondering where the rest of the episodes in this series are? They are all available for free on Spotify. We promise its worth it. Search for "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" on the Spotify app.

Duration:00:00:29

EP 3: The Federation

11/13/2018
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Chapo’s rise from small-time trafficker to leader of the Sinaloa cartel is the story of The War on Drugs involving Pablo Escobar, Ronald Reagan, an assassination, and a prison break.

Duration:00:22:35

EP 2: The Legend

11/6/2018
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The team travels deep into the Golden Triangle, the epicenter of the Mexican drug trade, to spend the night in El Chapo's hometown and interview his family members.

Duration:00:25:56

EP 1: The Fixer

11/1/2018
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Vice News travels to the Sinaloa cartel stronghold of Culiacán, where we meet a drug trafficker and see how cartel violence affects daily life.

Duration:00:25:57

Chapo: Coming Soon

10/24/2018
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As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people in the U.S. and Mexico caught up in the drug war. Coming Nov. 1 on Spotify in English and Spanish.

Duration:00:03:17