American retirees and cheap digs: drab end to Mexico kingpin’s reign

Christmas in August

By Michael O’Boyle MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) – He was once on Forbes’ billionaire list, but after more than a decade on the run Mexico’s most wanted drug lord Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was finally caught in a modest beachside condo with American retirees for neighbors. Just days after escaping from the clutches of Mexican troops through a tunnel and sewer, Guzman was fast asleep when Mexican Marines crept up on him in the decidedly unglamorous condo in this resort in northwest Mexico.

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