8/11/15 Yahoo News
A Mexican court upheld a ruling suspending the arrest warrant to extradite escaped drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, in a setback for government lawyers. A judge had granted the suspension of the warrant last month after Guzman’s attorneys filed a petition to throw out the order issued by another court.
The extradition order had been issued at the request of prosecutors three weeks after Guzman made a spectacular escape from a maximum security prison. Guzman has been a fugitive since July 11 when he slipped out of his prison cell through a tunnel. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s decision to try Guzman in Mexico instead of immediately extraditing him to the United States last year has come under scrutiny since his latest escape.