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Guillermo del Toro/Ovidio Guzmán

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Karin Dilge By Karin Dilge | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 12:10

Guillermo del Toro wins Best Animated Feature. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador congratulated Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro for winning Best Animated Feature “Pinocchio” at the 95th Academy Awards. López Obrador said Del Toro is an exceptional filmmaker.  

This marks del Toro's return to the Oscars only a year after his film "Nightmare Alley" received a nomination for Best Picture. The director had not won an Oscar since 2018's "The Shape of Water".

"Pinocchio," a co-production between the US, Mexico, and France, was also directed by Mark Gustafson and is based on the classic tale by Carlo Collodi. 

AMLO assures Ovidio Guzmán is in custody. President López Obrador clarified that drug trafficker Ovidio Guzman, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, is kept detained by federal authorities. This statement comes after Guzman claimed at the beginning of his extradition trial that he is not the person the US government is seeking to prosecute in their country. López Obrador criticized his opponents who claim that the person detained on January 5 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, is not Ovidio Guzman Lopez, alias El Ratón.

The extradition trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son began on March 7 at the Federal Criminal Justice Center in Almoloya de Juárez, State of Mexico. During the hearing, the Attorney General's Office explained the diplomatic note the US sent to request Guzman´s extradition. Guzman is wanted by the District Court of Northern Illinois and the Southern District Court of New York. The US accuses Guzman of 11charges related to drug trafficking and conspiracy to import drugs.

On January 5, the Mexican Army arrested Ovidio Guzmán in Sinaloa and was transferred to the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 1 Altiplano, also known as  Almoloya prison. 

Mayan Train. The Mexican Army has sent 500 troops to conduct archaeological salvage work on sections 6 and 7 of the Mayan Train, a railway project under construction in southeastern Mexico.

Diego Prieto, National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) Director announced that approximately 11,000 archaeological finds have been identified in the area and need to be recovered. Moreover, INAH has requested support from 400 brigadiers from the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo, as well as from the Ministries of Environment, Welfare, and Agrarian Development, to protect the archaeological work. The objective is to complete the salvage work on all sections of the Mayan Train by the end of April.

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