PBS NewsHour

How shocking violence characterized the reign of 'El Chapo'

Clip: 02/12/2019 | 6m 26s Video has closed captioning.

After a trial lasting nearly three months, the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, more widely known as “El Chapo,” was convicted Tuesday and now faces the possibility of life in prison. Prosecutors said that during Guzman's reign, the Sinaloa cartel became the largest and most prolific drug-trafficking operation in the world. Nick Schifrin talks to Rolling Stone's Noah Hurowitz about the verdict.

Aired: 02/12/19

Rating: NR

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