LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
Joaquín 'Chapo' Guzmán: the Mexican drug lord adept at playing the systemFlashback: 'El Chapo', world's most powerful drug lord, nearly caught by Mexican authorities after close brush with Hilary Clinton and 'dozens of other foreign ministers'
Guzmán's status as a prisoner last time round was special - with access to luxuries, prostitutes and drugs - to such a degree that his extended family would join him to enjoy wild, days-long Christmas parties in prison, authorised, as Anabel Hernández shows, at the highest political level.
Sinaloa Cartel, led by Mexican drugs kingpin (and probable U.S. govt agent) Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, accounts for 80% of massive U.S. meth tradeFlashback: Largest cocaine smuggler in the U.S. revealed: The DEA
It should be noted that there are allegations that Guzmán, who was on the Forbes' list of billionaires from 2009 to 2012,works with the U.S. government.
In court documents, a high-ranking member of Sinaloa currently in U.S. custody asserted that Guzmán is a U.S. informant, Sinaloa was "given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago," and Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals.
The claims were corroborated by a Mexican foreign service officer who doubled as a confidential source for the U.S. security firm Stratfor when he alleged that the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the U.S., and that in 2010 the U.S. sided with Sinaloa in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.