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    Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Paid Mexican President Massive Bribe

    In courtroom testimony yesterday, a former personal aide to notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman claimed the cartel boss paid former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto a $100 million bribe in 2012. While Peña Nieto hasn’t commented on the allegation, his former chief of staff called the charge “defamatory and absurd.” Extradited in 2017, the 61-year-old is standing trial in New York, where so far testimony had only implicated lower-level politicians, police and military officials. It’s still unclear whether Guzman himself will testify.

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