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Portrait of Mexican town that produced the world’s most notorious drug lord
In Badiraguato, the municipality where Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was born, the mood at the time of his July 11 escape from a Mexican federal prison was festive, locals say. “The reaction among people in Sinaloa was one of gusto,” one resident, Omar Meza, told Fox News Latino. “He's very popular here.”
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In this July 20, 2015 photo, a car drives past the entrance to the town of Badiraguato, Mexico. Tucked into the foothills where the coastal stretches of flat corn and tomato fields meet the imposing mountains of the Sierra Madre, Badiraguato, the hometown of drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, remains mired in poverty. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this July 20, 2015 photo, Guadalupe Tadeo de Valenzuela prays to folk-saint Jesus Malverde, to heal her sick daughter in the saint's chapel in Culiacan, Mexico. Jesus Malverde is worshipped by many drug traffickers in this region which is also known as the the cradle of drug trafficking in the country. It is in fact, the home state of perhaps the most famous and powerful drug kingpins in the world: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who has escaped from Mexican maximum security prisons twice. He is presently at large. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this July 20, 2015 photo, vegetation surrounds the town of Badiraguato, Mexico. Drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzmans escape on July 11 from a prison near Mexico City has focused attention again on Badiraguato, the county seat of a township that includes the hamlet of La Tuna, where El Chapo's mother still lives. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this July 23, 2015 photo, members of "Los Varones de Culiacan" perform at the home of their manager during an interview, in Culiacan, Mexico. The band has composed a song that talks about the latest daring prison escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. From left are Francisco Rocha, Erick Suarez, Angel Salcido and Otoniel Angulo. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this July 20, 2015 photo, a military helicopter flies over the town of Badiraguato, Mexico. People living in the hometown of drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman have heard stories of his benevolence: gifts of medicine for the poor, deliveries of drinking water to storm-stricken towns. But finding anyone whos actually received or even seen such a gift is another matter. Despite that, for many he is a Robin Hood-type figure said to share his wealth with the poor and careful to leave innocents out of his deadly score-settling. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015 photo, a man sells jewelry, many of it with narco-culture imagery, in downtown Culiacan, Mexico. This region is known as the the cradle of drug trafficking in the country. It is in fact, the home state of perhaps the most famous and powerful drug kingpin in the world: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who has escaped from Mexican maximum security prisons twice and is presently at large. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this July 20, 2015 photo, Mayor Mario Valenzuela speaks during an interview in Badiraguato, Mexico. I dont see a single building producing jobs, a single piece of public works, a soccer field, a sewer, a school, water systems, a clinic or hospital, not a single one that you can say was built by drug traffickers or their money, Valenzuela said about his the small mountain town that is part of drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman's rags-to-crime riches mythology. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

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In this July 20, 2015 photo, a man prays in the chapel of folk-saint Jesus Malverde in Culiacan, Mexico. Jesus Malverde is worshipped by many drug traffickers in this region which is also known as the the cradle of drug trafficking in the country. It is in fact, the home state of perhaps the most famous and powerful drug kingpins in the world: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who has escaped from Mexican maximum security prisons twice. He is presently at large. (AP Photo/Fernando Brito)

Portrait of Mexican town that produced the world’s most notorious drug lord

In Badiraguato, the municipality where Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was born, the mood at the time of his July 11 escape from a Mexican federal prison was festive, locals say. “The reaction among people in Sinaloa was one of gusto,” one resident, Omar Meza, told Fox News Latino. “He's very popular here.”

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