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Mexico sends in troops after failed ‘El Chapo’ son arrest

The Mexican government has defended releasing the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen launched an assault on the raid. Some worry the move will embolden cartels to more violently resist future arrests.

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The Mexican government has defended releasing the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen launched an assault on the raid. Some worry the move will embolden cartels to more violently resist future arrests.