Most media outlets have been reporting that Nacho Coronel was No. 3 in the Sinaloa cartel. I beg to differ: Chapo, El Mayo, and El Azul are 1,2 and 3. Nacho is No. 4, by my reckoning and that of everyone else who knows anything about the drug trade. Someone’s being forgotten in this mix, and my guess is it’s El Azul.
Latest unsubstantiated prediction: Chapo and El Mayo are going to fall sometime before the end of the year, and El Azul will become the capo of capos, taking charge of everything under the sun.