MEXICO CITY – Key dates in the career of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who escaped from Mexico's top security prison, leading to an international manhunt on Sunday.
— April 4, 1957: Guzman born in the Sinaloa state mountain town of Badiraguato, according to Interpol. Some other agencies have him born in 1954.
— 1970s-1980s: Rises through the ranks of the powerful Guadalajara Cartel led by Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo.
— 1989: Felix Gallardo's arrest leads to split in his cartel. Guzman and associates take over a faction that evolves into the Sinaloa Cartel.
— May 24, 1993: Gunmen kill Mexican cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo in the Guadalajara airport. Prosecutors say the Tijuana drug cartel, another offshoot of the Guadalajara Cartel, mistook him for Guzman in a bungled assassination attempt.
June 10, 1993: Mexican authorities announce Guzman's capture in Guatemala.
1995: Guzman is convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Jan 19, 2001: Guzman escapes from one of Mexico's two top-security prisons, in Jalisco state, allegedly in a laundry cart.
2007: Still a fugitive, Guzman marries beauty queen Emma Coronel in Sinaloa in a well-attended event.
2009: Forbes magazine names Guzman to list of "World's Most Powerful People," says he's a billionaire.
2012: Mexican federal police nearly capture Guzman in a coastal mansion in Los Cabos, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with dozens of other foreign ministers in the same resort town.
Feb. 22, 2014: Mexican marines captured Guzman in a condo in Mazatlan after he eluded them for days through tunnels in Culiacan.
July 11, 2015: Guzman escapes from the country's top-security prison in Mexico State through a mile-long (1.5 kilometer) tunnel.