#Narconoia Updates Move to Twitter

July 5, 2014 in TOR Blog

Danny Benavides | A quick note about the #Narconoia Updates on Traces of Reality. You can now stay up-to-date with news from the US-Mexico borderlands by following me on Twitter @Narconoia. Expect daily links in your timeline to stories and analysis surrounding Mexico’s narcos and the drugwar police state developing at home.

#Terrornoia On Hiatus, #Narconoia Lives On

May 6, 2014 in TOR Blog

#Narconoia | The #Terrornoia Update will be placed on an indefinite hiatus, in order to focus exclusively on #Narconoia Updates and blog posts. Here, we will also observe how “narconoia” plays into the bloodied hands of America’s modern militarized border security-surveillance industrial complex and its global war-machine.

#Narconoia Update: Apr. 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 in News

#Narconoia Update | EPN government orders Michoacan’s vigilante groups to submit to federal authority and disarm; Sinaloa Cartel’s ever-sophisticated smuggling tunnels; Sinaloa capo’s son was “flipped” and is “cooperating” with U.S. agencies; Zetas boss pleads guilty; Gulf Cartel infighting erupts in Tamaulipas; narco-politics, and more

#Narconoia Update: Mar. 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 in News

#Narconoia Update | This week, advances against Caballeros Templarios leadership have been soured by infighting among vigilante groups in Michoacan; autodefensa leader has been jailed on questionable allegations of double murder; plus news surrounding border corruption, political intrigue and more.

Dreamers: Be Careful What You Wish For

July 8, 2013 in News

Fergus Hodgson | Continued support for the Senate Immigration Bill among immigrant advocates means they have fallen for another D.C. trick. While commentators may laud its potential for helping illegal immigrants already in the United States, that misses the point altogether.

FBI Director Candidate Comey Complicit in “Dark Chapter” in US History

June 4, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | Former Deputy Attorney General Played Leading Role in Cover-Up of US Government Informant’s Participation in Mass Murder in Mexico. President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former George W. Bush-era Deputy Attorney General James Comey as the next director of the FBI…

Mexico Seeks to Ramp Up Tourism By Rebranding Drug War

May 21, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | The Mexican government under recently empowered President Enrique Peña Nieto has gone to great lengths to promote the nation as a rising economic contender while downplaying the disastrous war on drugs — which, to date, has led to more than 125,000 homicides…

Why Blog del Narco Became Mexico’s Most Important Website

April 5, 2013 in News

Melissa del Bosque | In 2010, the birth year of the popular and controversial website Blog del Narco, Mexico’s tumultuous drug war reached a turning point. Monterrey, an economic engine of the country and once famously known as the safest city…

Cartel Watchdog Disappears From Social Media After Death Threats

April 3, 2013 in News

Robert Beckhusen | The Twitter and Facebook accounts for a popular crime watchdog in one of Mexico’s most dangerous states have been abruptly taken down, without their owner providing a reason. But he had a $46,000 cartel bounty on his head.

How Mexico’s Drug Cartels Recruit Child Soldiers as Young as 11

April 1, 2013 in News

Wired | In case you thought Mexican drug cartels had sunk as low as they could get, a new report details how they use children as young as 11 years old to do their murderous bidding.