The judicial decision of a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, against Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who declares him guilty of all the charges monopolizes today the star spaces of the Mexican press.
Judicial ruling against El Chapo monopolizes Mexican press titles
The trial of El Chapo has been the most followed in Mexico for the incidence of drug trafficking in national life and especially in the brutal acts of violence that characterize the country, a part of which is attributed to organized crime, although there is a much academic and political debate about it.
The inmate went to the celebrity for being considered the richest man in the nation, even above noted millionaires like Carlos Slim, and for his spectacular escapes from the Mexican prisons in which he was held.
After six days of deliberations, and several months of investigations and inquiries of all kinds, including a rosary of depositions of former friends and subordinates of the mafia boss, the jury of 12 people determined that the defendant was guilty of the 10 charges in his case. against, which implies a sentence of life imprisonment.
However, his formal sentence will be issued by Judge Brian Cogan in three months, on June 25 in this same court, although the information leaks that come out of the courts as water for a gardener indicate that this time El Chapo will remain until the end of its existence behind bars.
The jury sent a message to Judge Cogan, who immediately summoned the prosecutors, the three lawyers of the defense and Chapo, to deliver his decision to the judge, who read aloud to those present, position charge.
In this way, after three months and 57 witnesses, thousands of documents and exhibitions, the most powerful capo in the world that rivals in that sad leadership with the late Colombian Pablo Escobar, this substantive part of the process culminates with El Chapo listening to the verdict and with his hands outstretched to be handcuffed and thus return to his cell where his formal sentence will arrive.
His young wife Emma Coronado, a 29-year-old former beauty queen who still boasts of her beauty and, according to some press on behalf of the capo's money, was quite indifferent to the verdict he heard from the public gallery.
To the uneasy, New York District Attorney Richard Donoghue told them in a press conference that the conviction of El Chapo Guzmán, without bail, was final and the accused leader of the Sinaloa Cartel will have no escape. His end came, he said bluntly.
Probably the lawyer referred to hints of a new man escape, which this time will be very difficult because it will be confined to a Colorado of the highest security known as the 'Alcatraz of the Rocky Mountains'.
For his part, Jeffrey Harris Lichtman, lawyer of the convict, announced that they will appeal the court's decision.
For the Mexican government, organized crime is a consequence of a greater and deeper evil, which is corruption and impunity in the highest spheres of government, from which the social causes of violence in the country rooted in the poverty, misery, inequality, and lack of opportunities for people, especially young people.
As a consequence of this great disaster, organized crime, which is not only limited to drug trafficking but also to other illicit activities, is one of the executing arms of murderous violence, but not its root.