Mexican Drug Trafficker Known As ‘La Barbie’ Has Disappeared From Registry Of Inmates. Mexico Wants Answers.

Miniature national flags representing Mexico and the United States stand side by side as California Gov. Jerry Brown, right background, and Mexico's Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, left background, talk after signing a memorandum of understanding, in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Brown will take another break in his trade visit to Mexico to talk about immigration reform with religious leaders from Latin America on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

At a glance

  • “The United States government has to clear it up as soon as possible,” Lopez Obrador told reporters this week.
  • “We’re going to continue asking them,” he added, saying that it was “odd” Valdez was no longer on the register since he still has decades to serve on the 49-year-sentence he received after pleading guilty in 2016 to conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and conspiracy to launder money.
  • Along with the prison sentence, he was also ordered to pay $192,000 in fines.

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