Chaos in Mexico: Author Ioan Grillo on Los Chapitos aftermath in Sinaloa and the Cartel landscape

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Mexican authorities captured Sinaloa Cartel leader and son of El Chapo Ovidio Guzmán, in the city of Culiacan. Sicarios reacted by erecting roadblocks, terrorising civilians and killing cops, turning Culiacan into a war zone.

Some have rejected the news as a cynical PR coup for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, ahead of a visit by Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau. But as seasoned narco reporter and author Ioan Grillo tells us, there’s far more to the dramatic episode—and it will have immediate effects on Mexico’s massive cartel landscape.

Underworld is a podcast about organized crime around the world, by reporters Danny Gold and Sean Williams. From Balkan warlords to Brooklyn wiseguys, we’ll expose the barely-visible networks that affect everyone’s lives. Bringing our experience hunting some of the world’s most dangerous people, we’ll show how gangs fought to the top of their food chains - and how some got cut down to size.

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