As proceedings wind down, its clear the exposure of corruption throughout the Mexican state will be the trial’s principle legacy

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, accused of being the world’s biggest drug trafficker, could be found guilty as soon as next week by a jury in New York, and begin his sentence in a jail cell from which – this time – there will be no escape.

Lead prosecutor Andrea Goldbarg said in closing statements on Wednesday that the United States had presented “a mountain of evidence” against Guzmán. In his retort, defence attorney Jeffrey Lichtman pointed out “a 600lb gorilla in the room: reasonable doubt” – the bar below which a guilty verdict falls.

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