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Drug Lord El Chapo Captured: More Corridos To Come?

El Chapo Guzman
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Drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican security forces at Mexico's International Airport in Mexico city, Mexico on Feb. 22, 2014.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced today (Jan. 8) that notorious drug baron Joaquín Guzmán “El Chapo” has been captured six months after his escape. 

“Mission accomplished,” Nieto tweeted at 1:19 p.m. “I want to inform Mexicans that Joaquín Guzmán Loera has been detained.”

El Chapo, 57, had been at large since his much talked-about escape from a Mexican prison July 11, when he dug a tunnel to freedom.

Since then, there have been multiple reported El Chapo sightings as well as new corridos added to the already substantial library of songs penned about the most talked-about drug lord since Pablo Escobar.

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Days after El Chapo’s escape, Omar y sus Amanecidos de la Sierra released a track titled “El rey del tunel” (King of the Tunnel).

Just last month, Los Titanes de Durango released “Ando arremangando,” a track whose video featured a man who looked surprisingly like El Chapo. Group members eventually confirmed it was the father of their lead singer, but not before a former DEA agent speculated it could be El Chapo himself.