Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman trial underway in N.Y.

There was tight security in Brooklyn as lawyers for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzman Loera — otherwise known as “El Chapo” — gave their opening statements Tuesday. Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges that he amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune smuggling tons of cocaine and other drugs in a vast supply chain that reached well north of the border. He faces a potential life sentence if convicted.

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