After his 2nd escape from prison in the last year, the Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, has been recaptured and is to be extradited or moved to the US to be held in a higher security prison than what Mexico was able to provide. He currently faces drug trafficking charges in many states and wanted by the United States. He was tracked using electronic communications through cell phones with Rolling Stones magazines and his representatives contacting film makers about making an El Chapo Biopic, a biographical movie.
After he was recaptured the Mexican navy raided his home in Los Mochis in his home-state Sinaloa. Many people in the area became supporters of him and protected him on top of his own gunman protection. The people in his home town also viewed him as a Robin Hood figure for helping out the impoverish citizens of the area to survive. He is currently being held in Altiplano Maximum Security Prison in Mexico but is expected to be transferred to the United States for custody soon.
1. Do you think people will consider the fact that Chapo was viewed in a heroic light by the people of his home town and if so, how would that affect his treatment in the United States.
2. His multiple escapes and the United State's desire to extradite him indicate that Mexico's prisons are inadequate. Do you think that the anti-immigration republican candidates will use this as a point in the coming race to give a reason to increase immigration policies?