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El Chapo held ‘as much power as president’

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared an end to the days of collusion between crime and government, saying there was a time when drug lord Joaquin "El...

He hailed his progress toward that goal in a speech on New Year’s Eve at the Palenque ruins in southern Mexico.

“There was a time when Guzman Loera was as powerful, or had the influence, that the president had at that time,” said Lopez Obrador.

“That made it…

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