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    Mexico will review the request of “El Chapo” to return to the country

    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the government will analyze the request made by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be returned to Mexico due to the alleged inhumane conditions in which he would find himself in a US prison where he is serving a life sentence.

    “We are going to review it,” Lopez Obrador said in his morning conference when asked about Guzman’s request, who in a letter asked the president to intervene to stop the alleged degrading conditions in which he currently lives in prison.

    The president indicated that it will be reviewed whether or not the request is appropriate and added that “you always have to leave the door open when it comes to human rights.”

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    “El Chapo”, responsible for trafficking cocaine and other drugs to the United States for more than 25 years, was extradited to the United States in 2017. The kingpin became a legend after twice escaping from prison in Mexico.

    Jose Refugio Rodriguez Nunez, “El Chapo’s” lawyer, told local radio on Tuesday that the capo sent him a message asking Lopez Obrador to intervene legally to achieve his return to Mexico in the face of “degrading and inhumane conditions.” of his imprisonment, which includes solitary confinement with his lawyer and his family.

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    “From April to date they have taken him out of a playpen that measures two meters wide by 2.5 meters long, once a week, a maximum of three times a week for two hours, but the sun doesn’t hit him. The food is of terrible quality… there is no health, he was sick with some teeth and instead of curing him they took them out so he wouldn’t be bothering, ”said Rodriguez Nunez.

    The lawyer maintained that the capo was handed over to the US authorities by the then Secretary of Foreign Relations, Luis Videgaray, in January 2017 without having the right to his guarantee of hearing.

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    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced on Tuesday that he did not see the request of “El Chapo” as possible.

    In statements to the media, he said that “we will see, but he is serving a sentence there, he has a sentence.” The foreign minister specified that the issue will be reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office.

    The petition is released a few days after the Mexican military captured Ovidio Guzman, one of “El Chapo’s” sons and considered one of the leaders of a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel, in the northwest of the country.

    Source: El Nuevo Herald

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