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Top Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' escapes from prison — again

Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum-security prison Saturday night, The Associated Press reports. Authorities organized a manhunt near the prison, about 50 miles west of Mexico City.

Guzman also notoriously escaped from prison in 2001, some say in a laundry cart. He was captured in February 2014 in his home state of Sinaloa, which is also the name of his international cartel, believed to control drug crossing points at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Over the past decade, Guzman's cartel and others have taken part in a violent drug war, which AP estimates has killed at least 100,000 people.