Obama congratulates Pena Nieto on 'Chapo' recapture

US President Barack Obama congratulated his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto Friday on the recapture of drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the White House said. Pena Nieto has now launched extradition proceedings for Guzman, while boosting security at the prison where he is held. The White House said Obama spoke with Pena Nieto “to congratulate him on the arrest,” which occurred one week ago after a deadly military raid on a house in Los Mochis, a coastal city in Guzman’s native northwestern state of Sinaloa.

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