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WAR ON DRUGS - Capture of 'El Chapo'

"What the capture of ‘El Chapo’ means for Mexico’s drug wars" PBS NewsHour 1/8/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Joaquin Guzman, aka "El Chapo," perhaps the world's most notorious drug lord, was arrested nearly six months after his elaborate escape fro...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 11, 2016

DOCUMENTARY - Cartel Land

"New documentary offers close-up view of violent cartels" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2015ExcerptsSUMMARY:  Cartel wars have been raging for years now in Mexico, with civilians getting caught in the crossfire.  To document the struggle against these c...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 10, 2015

Heavily Armed Men in Mexico Announce New 'Self-Defense' Force

Drug trafficker recently told teleSUR that some of these groups are financed by cartels that oppose petty criminals that give them a bad reputation.Five heavily armed men from Michoacan, a central Mexican state, pictured with rocket launchers an...
by Actualité Distincte on Jul 8, 2015

Afghan Mission Accomplished: More Heroin for the World

The Guardian reports statistics on opium agriculture in Afghanistan: “…the US counternarcotics mission in Afghanistan stands out: opiate production has climbed steadily over recent years to reach record-high levels last year.” “Far from e...
by Actualité Distincte on Apr 7, 2015

DEA Agents Held Sex Parties Paid for by Colombian Drug Cartels

The Department of Justice revealed the inquiry regards a scandal dating back to 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia. Various Agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) held sex parties paid for by Colombian drug cartels, a report published...
by Actualité Distincte on Mar 27, 2015

Top 5 Must See Films at the Sundance Film Festival

It’s that time of year again. The Sundance Film Festival has started, and people everywhere are traveling to Park City, Utah to experience it. The Sundance Film Festival began many years ago in 1978, starting very small. However, this year is expec...

How Re-Legalization Impacts Mexican Growers

Here is an aspect of re-legalization we have yet to exa […]...
by Hail Mary Jane on Dec 8, 2014

Soweto teens appear for Satanic killings, Hey Dad! TV father Robert Hughes, guilty of sexually assaulting three girls, How the cult of Santa Muerte has infested Mexico’s drug cartels with gruesome consequences, alleged Ontario polygamist cult ring leaders face 31 sex and assault charges

- Soweto teens appear for Satanic killings- Evil triumphs when society looks away- Prey Dad: the fiendish sins of TV father Robert Hughes, guilty of sexually assaulting three girls- The battle for a nation’s soul: How the cult of Santa Muerte has i...

MEXICO - The Arrest of Sinaloa Drug Cartel Boss

"Mexicans express hope and skepticism about significance of ‘El Chapo’ arrest" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 2/24/2014GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  The arrest over the weekend of the head of one of the world’s most sophisticated narcotics networks prove...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 26, 2014

DRUG WARS - Brutal Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Captured

"Leader of Brutal Zetas Drug Cartel Captured Near Texas Border" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 7/16/2013 Excerpt SUMMARY:  Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, leader of the notorious Zetas drug gang in Mexico, was captured by Mexican armed forces and accus...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 17, 2013

Man convicted in Texas of laundering drug cartel money through Oklahoma racehorse operation

AUSTIN, Texas — A brother of two top leaders for one of the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico was convicted Thursday of buying racehorses to hide illegal drug profits. A federal jury that deliberated for about nine hours over two days found Jose...
by Mafia Today on May 10, 2013

Man convicted in Texas of laundering drug cartel money through Oklahoma racehorse operation

AUSTIN, Texas — A brother of two top leaders for one of the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico was convicted Thursday of buying racehorses to hide illegal drug profits. A federal jury that deliberated for about nine hours over two days found Jose...
by Mafia Today on May 10, 2013

Money Laundering and The Drug Trade: The Role of the Banks

Mexico is in the grip of a murderous drug war that has killed over 150,000 people since 2006. It is one of the most violent countries on earth. This drug war is a product of the transnational drug trade which is worth up to $400 billion a year and ac...
by Mafia Today on May 7, 2013

Money Laundering and The Drug Trade: The Role of the Banks

Mexico is in the grip of a murderous drug war that has killed over 150,000 people since 2006. It is one of the most violent countries on earth. This drug war is a product of the transnational drug trade which is worth up to $400 billion a year and ac...
by Mafia Today on May 7, 2013

Italian Mob Boss Arrested In Colombia Highlights Drug Ties Between Latin America and Europe

The recent capture of one of Italy’s top mafia bosses in the Colombian city of Medellín highlights the growing ties between Latin America’s drug cartels and Italy’s notorious crime families. After a three-year manhunt, 39-year old Domenico Tri...
by Mafia Today on May 1, 2013

Italian Mob Boss Arrested In Colombia Highlights Drug Ties Between Latin America and Europe

The recent capture of one of Italy’s top mafia bosses in the Colombian city of Medellín highlights the growing ties between Latin America’s drug cartels and Italy’s notorious crime families. After a three-year manhunt, 39-year old Domenico Tri...
by Mafia Today on May 1, 2013

Colombia: ‘Most wanted’ Calabrian mafia boss arrested

Reggio Calabria, 26 April (AKI) – Police on Friday in Colombia arrested a Calabriani mafia boss who was among the Italian goverment’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives. Domenico Trimboli, known as Pasquale, was arrrested in Medellin, Co...
by Mafia Today on Apr 26, 2013

Colombia: ‘Most wanted’ Calabrian mafia boss arrested

Reggio Calabria, 26 April (AKI) – Police on Friday in Colombia arrested a Calabriani mafia boss who was among the Italian goverment’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives. Domenico Trimboli, known as Pasquale, was arrrested in Medellin, Co...
by Mafia Today on Apr 26, 2013

Naming racehorse No. 1 Cartel ‘really stupid’ money-laundering move by Mexican drug lords

HOUSTON — One of Mexico’s most powerful and violent drug cartels intended a racehorse-buying operation to be a clandestine means of laundering its illegal proceeds in the U.S., prosecutors say. But with millions of dollars being spent — sometim...
by Mafia Today on Apr 14, 2013

Naming racehorse No. 1 Cartel ‘really stupid’ money-laundering move by Mexican drug lords

HOUSTON — One of Mexico’s most powerful and violent drug cartels intended a racehorse-buying operation to be a clandestine means of laundering its illegal proceeds in the U.S., prosecutors say. But with millions of dollars being spent — sometim...
by Mafia Today on Apr 14, 2013


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