By Daniel Hernandez for Vice. The capture of the world’s most wanted drug lord less than six months since his cinematic tunnel escape from a Mexican prison will likely do little to stem the flow of drugs across the border into the United States. Experts say it may actually contribute to violence and instability in Mexico’s lucrative drug-producing market.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his administration’s second arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán triumphantly on Friday. As the news of the capture spread, a gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consular officials broke into a spontaneous rendition of Mexico’s national anthem in celebration. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the arrest “a victory” for citizens on both sides of the border.