‘El Chapo’ recaptured, China critics disappeared and Guantanamo prison anniversary
Joaquín Guzmán Loera - the Mexican drug trafficker known as “El Chapo”, has been recaptured by Mexican authorities. Parallel to Guzmán’s capture, Rolling Stone magazine released an interview of the drug lord - while he still eluded authorities - by actor, Sean Penn. We’ll talk about “El Chapo” with Laura Carlsen of the Americas program for the Center for International Policy. Also, China’s stocks traded so low last week that trading on the Shanghai Exchange was suspended. At the same time, a well-known Hong Kong-based publisher, known for his books exposing the secrets of Chinese leaders, and several of his colleagues, have disappeared. We’ll look at the case and examine China’s economic issues with author Wen Huang, author of The Little Red Guard and Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel. And today marks the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison. We’ll talk about efforts to reduce the detainee population, as well as the recent release of several prisoners, with Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison” and co-founder of the ‘Close Guantanamo’ campaign.