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Mexico Kingpin 'Chapo' Guzman Stages Brazen Jailbreak in Blow to President

Mexico Kingpin 'Chapo' Guzman Stages Brazen Jailbreak in Blow to President by Gabriel Stargardter and Dave Graham, Reuters

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman broke out of a high security prison on Saturday night for the second time, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell, and heaping embarrassment on President Enrique Pena Nieto.

The kingpin snuck out of the prison through a subterranean tunnel more than 1.5 km (1 mile) long that ended in a building site in the local town, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido told a news conference on Sunday…

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