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Mexican cartel boss El Chapo could be extradited to US




After he was recaptured from breaking out of a maximum security prison in Mexico, Mexican drug lord Joaquin
After he was recaptured from breaking out of a maximum security prison in Mexico, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter on Jan. 8.
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A federal judge in Mexico has paved the way for drug boss Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán to be extradited to the US. Guzmán faces charges related to his role as leader of the deadly Sinaloa Cartel.

He's escaped from authorities multiple times in the past and was captured earlier this year after a massive manhunt. The Mexican foreign ministry now must approve the move.

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For more, we're joined by Octavio Rodriguez, program coordinator with the Justice In Mexico program at the University of San Diego.