Mexican marines had barely faced down .50-caliber sniper guns and a
loaded grenade launcher to recapture the world's most notorious drug
lord when the calls started coming: Extradite Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
to the United States. And soon.
Mexico's leaders avoided talk about extradition following Guzman's capture early Friday, but even if they decided to send him to the U.S., the process likely would not be fast. For now, they have sent him back to the Altiplano maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July.
Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the country's
deposed shah whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her
brother's rule, has died after decades in exile. She was 96.
Many in Iran before the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution believed Princess Ashraf served as the true power behind her brother, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and pushed him into taking power in a 1953 coup engineered by the U.S.