The Mexican government approved the extradition to the US of drug Lord Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo, Shorty). However, exactly when the handover will take place Guzman the American authorities, is still unknown.
His lawyers challenged the decision to extradite, and the procedure can take several months or years.
The Washington Post notes that in Mexico, changed their attitude to the extradition of Guzman. In 2014, the government refused to extradite him to the USA, intending to be tried at home. But after his second escape from the most protected prison of Mexico, the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto has started to prepare the extradition procedure.
Recall that the first time the «little guy» escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001. He was caught only in 2014, but he almost immediately again managed to escape. After that, the Mexican government, fearing further escape of the drug Lord out of prison, put to Guzman round the clock security and is regularly translated «Shorty» from one chamber to another.
Mexican authorities have tracked down a drug dealer after the second escape thanks to an interview that «Shorty» was given by a famous Hollywood actor and Director Sean Penno. In organizing the meeting Guzman and Penn helped Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.