Argentine football legend Diego Maradona arrived in northern Mexico on Saturday to begin his new job as head coach of the second-tier club Dorados of Sinaloa. Maradona is one of the most recognisable names in international football, having led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup championship in Mexico with his infamous “Hand of God” goal. Diego Maradona on Monday insisted he had left his off-the-pitch issues behind. The 57-year-old has publicly struggled in the past with alcohol and drug addiction. But he told reporters he would take his new job seriously, and hadn’t come to Mexico for a holiday. His new club is located in Culiacan, considered the heart of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug smuggling gangs. Some critics have described Maradona’s new role as a publicity stunt for the team and a last-ditch effort to resurrect his career. Maradona will reportedly earn 150,000 US dollars a month to coach players who have complained of missed paychecks. (HT Correspondent )read more
Diego Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July. read more
Faces hidden by masks, a group of 40 men emerges from the darkness of beach-front houses and into the sand as a state-of-the-art speedboat approaches the shore on La Linea de la Conception, Spain. They frantically unload dozens of plastic-wrapped burlap bundles, each containing 30 kilograms of Moroccan hashish. In little over two minutes, most of the cargo has filled two full-size SUVs.
Guzman, who’s in his 50s, faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted. To get Mexico to hand him over, prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. They also are demanding he forfeit $14 billion in assets. read more
Mexico is willing to extradite drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, a federal law enforcement official said on Saturday, marking a sharp reversal from the official position after his previous capture in 2014. read more
The world’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured for a third time in a daring raid on Friday by Mexican marines.He was caught six months after tunnelling out of a maximum security prison in an escape that deeply embarrassed the government and strained ties with the United States.Guzman was apprehended after a shoot-out with Mexican marines in the city of Los Mochis,Mexico in Guzman’s home state of Sinaloa. (Associated Press)read more
With his daring underground escapes and ability to smuggle narcotics under the US-Mexico border, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has earned a new nickname: “The Lord of Tunnels.” read more
A 6.6-magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore in northwestern Mexico early Sunday between the Baja California tourist resort region and Sinaloa state, but there were no immediate reports of damage. read more