Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, hip-hop’s favorite drug lord, is back in the news after a relatively uneventful summer.
Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias, the federal judge presiding over El Chapo’s case, was gunned down outside his home in Metepec (45 miles from Mexico City) on Monday while jogging. Zacarias died of his injuries.
El Chapo, who has escaped from prison twice before, currently sits in a federal prison in Cuidad Juarez, close by the Texas-Mexico border. If the Mexican authorities manage to keep El Chapo from escaping again, the 2016 Pablo Escobar could be extradited to the United States by the beginning of 2017. Charges against El Chapo include murder, arms possession, and money laundering.
Do you think El Chapo is behind the the judge’s murder? Will Mexico manage to keep him in prison this time? When/if El Chapo makes it to the United States for his trial, is hip-hop gonna pick sides? Is El Chapo good for hip-hop? Is hip-hop good for El Chapo?