El Chapo’s Trial Starts Today. Learn More About What He’s Up Against

Today (November 13) is the first day of the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The jury has been selected and attorneys will be making their opening statements. As it stands, El Chapo is facing 17 counts that span 30 years of him allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and cannabis into the United States from Mexico. The charges he faces include the Kingpin Statute, which carries a life sentence below.

Below, NPR’s David Green speaks briefly with Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Hong about the upcoming trial, the charges and more. Check out what they had to say.

Read here about how El Chapo’s wife has been balling out, even though the authorities claim they cannot find any of his fortune.  

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