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The search for 'El Chapo' displaces ranchers in the Golden Triangle

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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City after his capture last year. Mexico's security now say Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison for the second time. Eduardo Verdugo/AP

It's been more than five months now since Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán,  the most-wanted drug lord in Mexico, escaped from a high-security prison by slipping into a tunnel leading directly into his cell.

As the overlord of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, his escape was a major blow to the Mexican government and the search for him has been intense. 

It's focused on one of the top drug-producing regions in the country known as the Golden Triangle. Daniel Hernandez, producer and correspondent with VICE News, recently visited the area to see how the search is playing out and wrote about it. 

 

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