The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it's a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
Joaquin Guzmán is Mexico’s worst 'bad hombre', but his extradition to the US won't stop the Sinaloa Cartel.
Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo hinges on a moral exploration of a man who lives in the public imagination as a super-villain. The story unravels because its voice does not enable moral insight.
While bankers are still free to launder and hide dirty money, arresting one of the Cartel baddies won't change anything.