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El Chapo’s Next Home: the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’?

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Sinaloa drug cartel leader known as El Chapo, was convicted Tuesday in Brooklyn and is expected to spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison–most likely the Colorado supermax facility known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” But will it make any difference to the illicit drug trade?

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Why Opioids Wreak Havoc on White Communities

A new study of prescribing practices in California found that between 2011 and 2015, residents of neighborhoods with the highest proportions of white people were more than twice as likely to be prescribed an opioid pain reliever than residents of neighborhoods where whites were scarce.

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