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Introduction: Got Shorty: Inside the Chase for El Chapo (03:28)


Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has escaped two maximum security prisons. Elite Mexican Marines raid a middle class home in Los Mochis. Two men wait with semi-automatic weapons, buying time for "El Chapo" to escape.

"El Chapo" Interview (03:18)

Sean Penn writes about interviewing one of the most wanted man in the world. "El Chapo" boasts that he supplies more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana than anyone else. Jim Dinkins explains how the drug lord rose up from the streets.

Childhood and Background (04:20)

The Golden Triangle is the epicenter of Mexico's drug trade. At the age of seven, "El Chapo" leaves school to cultivate marijuana and poppies. Enemy assassins mistake Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo's car for "El Chapo's."

First Prison Term (02:41)

Puente Grande maximum security prison is like a resort for "El Chapo." He receives visits from women and food from the best restaurants in Guadalajara. "El Chapo" decides to leave.

First Prison Escape (06:21)

"El Chapo" escapes on January 19, 2001; there are two versions of events. The Beltran Leyva Cartel stops sharing trafficking routes. "El Chapo" wars with the Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez cartels for territory. Eduardo Garcia's son is murdered and his daughter is kidnapped.

Early Investigation (04:06)

Javier Valdez describes the violence in Culiacan. Heroin use increases in the U.S.; there are eight indictments for "El Chapo." Tunnels are designed to move large quantities of drugs and provide an escape route. Officials identify top advisers within the Sinaloa Cartel and "El Chapo's" daily routine.

Trapping "El Chapo" (03:25)

The Mexican Marines are considered the least corrupt law enforcement agency in Mexico. Americans monitor real-time information and relay it to C-MAR. "El Chapo" evades capture by escaping through a trap door that looks like a bathtub in Culiacan.

Arrest and Second Escape (06:26)

The Mexican Marines arrest "El Chapo" at the Miramar Hotel in Mazatlan. Officials send him to Altiplano. Mexico's attorney general offers to extradite "El Chapo" to the U.S. after he serves his entire prison term.

Folk Hero (07:05)

Narcocorridos, t-shirts, celebrities, and hats glorify "El Chapo." Kate del Castillo and "El Chapo" exchange flirtatious messages. The Mexican Marines attack a compound in Los Mochis; federal officers arrest "El Chapo" at a motel.

Credits: Got Shorty: Inside the Chase for El Chapo (00:19)

Credits: Got Shorty: Inside the Chase for El Chapo

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The man known as “El Chapo” has taken a road to riches paved with drugs, littered with tens of thousands of bodies and lined with secret escape hatches that have allowed him to evade or escape capture after capture.

Length: 42 minutes

Item#: BVL210476

ISBN: 978-1-63722-017-7

Copyright date: ©2019

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