• Obama congratulates Pena Nieto on ‘Chapo’ recapture

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    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama congratulated his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto Friday on the recapture of drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the White House said. The kingpin’s daring escape last year created a major embarrassment for the Mexican leader, who had balked at extraditing the druglord to the United States even though Guzman had already fled from another prison in 2001. During their conversation, both leaders “reaffirmed the importance of all aspects of the bilateral relationship,” according to a readout of their call. Pena Nieto has now launched extradition proceedings for Guzman, while boosting security at the prison where he is held.

    AFP

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