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El Chapo: Extradite me to the US, the Mexican prison guards won't let me sleep!

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By Seamus Kearney
El Chapo: Extradite me to the US, the Mexican prison guards won't let me sleep!

<p>A complaint of sleep deprivation is said to be behind a request by the captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be quickly extradited from Mexico to the US. </p> <p>A lawyer for the prisoner says guards at a jail in Altiplano west of Mexico City are keeping his client awake and he is now desperate.</p> <p>Jose Refugio Rodriguez says Guzman told him to negotiate with US authorities for a lighter sentence and confinement at a medium security prison.</p> <p>Rodriguez said: “He has reached the limit. It is an act of desperation.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">'El Chapo' can't sleep in Mexican prison, now wants quick extradition to the United States <a href="https://t.co/yzXK4UaJ73">https://t.co/yzXK4UaJ73</a> <a href="https://t.co/oJ9p7LLwBw">pic.twitter.com/oJ9p7LLwBw</a></p>— <span class="caps">CBS</span> 4 News (@kgbt) <a href="https://twitter.com/kgbt/status/705079124172255232">March 2, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks to speed up extradition to the US <a href="https://t.co/h0J1lQKylh">https://t.co/h0J1lQKylh</a> <a href="https://t.co/uAQmnbHl9U">pic.twitter.com/uAQmnbHl9U</a></p>— Newsweek (@Newsweek) <a href="https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/705117978526748672">March 2, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scholar reflects on the consequences of El Chapo's arrest <a href="https://t.co/MAOYWtv66I">https://t.co/MAOYWtv66I</a></p>— Harvard University (@Harvard) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harvard/status/704298937566502912">February 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lawyer says Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman wants extradition after sleep problems at maximum-security prison: <a href="https://t.co/54jv4Rxv3j">https://t.co/54jv4Rxv3j</a></p>— The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AP/status/705060363834892288">March 2, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' in poor health, wife says<a href="https://t.co/3MkMyOHPQP">https://t.co/3MkMyOHPQP</a> <a href="https://t.co/05mq77lD1c">pic.twitter.com/05mq77lD1c</a></p>— CP24 (@CP24) <a href="https://twitter.com/CP24/status/704421009160609792">February 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>