WorldViews: The many brazen ways drug lords escape from prison

By Adam Taylor, Ishaan Tharoor, July 13, 2015

The dramatic escape of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman over the weekend sounds almost too elaborate to be true.The Mexican drug lord, leader of the notorious Sinaloa cartel, is said to have escaped from the maximum security Altiplano prison through a tunnel that was more than a mile long. The tunnel was not only tall enough for Guzman to stand in, it had lighting and ventilation, and was even equipped with "an adapted motorcycle-on-rails" that transported 'El Chapo' to freedom. At the end of a tunnel stood a newly constructed house, where a neighbor said he saw a helicopter land on Saturday evening.Read full article >>