President’s Drug Money – level 2

23-01-2019 07:00

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo, ran Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel from 1989 to 2014. People say that in those 25 years, the cartel imported more than 200 metric tons of drugs into the USA.

In 2017, El Chapo was moved to the USA where he is on trial. If he is found guilty, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. El Chapo’s business partner was in a New York court room last Tuesday. He said that El Chapo bribed the now-former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. It was a bribe of $100 million given to Nieto in 2012 when he was still running for president.

Enrique Peña Nieto stopped being president just last year, in 2018. His spokesman said that he did not take the bribe.

Difficult words: on trial (lawyers are working to say if he is guilty or not), bribe (give money to somebody to do what you want them to do), former (-ex).

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