Report of shooting involving drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was mix-up

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán

The Washington Post, 2/22/2013

A Guatemalan official said Friday there was no evidence that Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, had been killed in a shootout in the rural north, calling such reports a misunderstanding.

Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla told local media that the original account was based on testimony from residents in San Valentin near the Mexican border, but that soldiers and police scanning the area found no sign of any confrontation.

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