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The Star Witnesses Against El Chapo
Last year, the Mexican government finally agreed to extradite the notorious drug kingpin El Chapo to the U.S. Born JoaquÃn GuzmÃ¡n Loera, he was once ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful people in the world. His trial began in New York, on November 5th, and GuzmÃ¡n faces seventeen counts related to drugs and firearms; prosecutors have said that they will also tie him to more than thirty murders. The governmentâ€™s star witnesses against the notoriously elusive drug lord are identical twins from Chicago, Pedro and Margarito Flores. While still in their twenties, the Flores brothers became major drug traffickers, importing enormous quantities of drugs from the Sinaloa cartel. They avoided violence and feuds with rivals, but eventually got caught in the middle of a cartel war. It was a dangerous position, and the only way out was to seek government protection. The Flores brothers flipped; they began working secretly for prosecutorsâ€”recording their business calls with GuzmÃ¡n and othersâ€”in exchange for leniency in their own trials. Tom Shakeshaft, the former Assistant U.S. Attorney who flipped them, tells The New Yorkerâ€™s Patrick Radden Keefe how it all went down.
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EP 8: The Trial
VICE News reports on El Chapoâ€™s trial in Brooklyn and tries to figure out what has changed in the drug war now that the Sinaloa cartel leader is behind bars.
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Marie Laurencin: Avante-garde Painter of Paris
Laurencin is a difficult painter to study. In addition to her work not quite falling in line with the artists who were her contemporaries, her personal papers are difficult to access, are censored, and have strict limitations put on their use. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers