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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.

17:41 | Feb 22nd

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.

14:27 | Feb 22nd

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.
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12:17 | Feb 22nd

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.

34:40 | Feb 22nd

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.

28:16 | Feb 22nd

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.
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