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Americas I'm just a farmer, says jailed Mexican kingpin Chapo Guzman

Nearly five weeks after 'El Chapo's' capture in an oceanfront condominium, the crime boss is claiming ignorance of his alleged crimes. But his former bodyguard is talking.

By Tim JohnsonMcClatchy / March 31, 2014

Eduardo Verdugo/AP/File

Like Vito Corleone, the fictional Godfather mafia don who claimed to be a humble olive oil importer, captured drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has told prosecutors that he’s a simple farmer, does not have an email account, makes about $18,000 a year, and has no ties to drug traffickers.