How Easy Was El Chapo's Escape?

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A massive manhunt is on in Mexico for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who escaped from prison this weekend, using a highly sophisticated tunnel and acutely embarrassing Mexico's President, Enrique Peña Nieto. Shortly before he was captured and sent to prison, Guzmán had fled from authorities using a network of tunnels and sewers.  Enrique Peña Nieto promised he'd never get out again.  But on Saturday, Guzmán disappeared through a hole in the floor of his shower that led to a one-mile long tunnel opening to the outside world.  Tracy Wilkinson, Mexico City bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, picks up the story.

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán after his arrest in Mazatlan on February 22, 2014
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Warren Olney