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Father-in-law of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested

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This July 10, 1993 file photo shows Mexican Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez. Guzman Loera who escaped from prison in 2001 is part of the Sinaloa Federation and is considered by Forbes magazine as the most powerful criminal in the world. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Last night, Mexican authorities captured the father-in-law of Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman. If that name doesn't ring a bell, he's the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.

In a week when President Obama is making a visit to Mexico, this comes as something of a victory. Joining us now from Mexico City is Ioan Grillo, reporter and author of "El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency."

 

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