Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who is thirty-nine years old, is what Mexicans call a “narco junior”—a second-generation drug trafficker. His father, Ismael Zambada, who is known as El Mayo, has long been the No. 2 man in the dominant drug-trafficking organization in the Americas, the Sinaloa Cartel. In 2009, Vicente Zambada was arrested by Mexican authorities and promptly extradited to Chicago, where he was expected to stand trial for importing drugs to that city as a key logistics manager for the cartel.
Read Keefe's full article at The New Yorker.
Find more information about Keefe's session here.
What happens when an "uncatchable" drug kingpin gets caught? TCF senior fellow and international crime expert Patrick Radden Keefe shares his thoughts on the case of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán with CNN's Jake Tapper.
Watch the interview between Tapper and Keefe at CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
TCF senior fellow Michael Hanna quoted in The Week on Egypt's escalated campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood. A court banned on Monday all of the Islamist organization's activities, including social programs like health clinics and schools. Hanna tells The Week, "A ban represents a blunt approach in which there is no space for the Brotherhood in political and social life."
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