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.

Armed Vigilante Militias in Mexico May Be Sanctioned By the State

March 26, 2013 in News

Christian Science Monitor | Some townspeople in southern Mexico who have taken up arms in the name of self-defense may be given a chance to trade in their masks for official uniforms.

Ben Swann: What The Media Isn’t Telling You About The Drug War

February 4, 2013 in News

Ben Swann | Ben Swann Reality Check explains what the media isn’t telling you about Mexico’s drug war and the U.S.’s war on drugs

TOR TV: TOR Radio LIVE on YouTube – January 19, 2013

January 24, 2013 in TOR TV

Traces of Reality | TOR Radio LIVE on YouTube – January 19, 2013, Guest: Danny Benavides, Topics: Drug War and RGV, Panama Unit, Wayne Ball, Mexico creates its own CIA, Pentagon sends special ops to “train” Mexican forces, Obama’s executive orders, Maddow on Waco, and more…

Traces of Reality Radio: January 19, 2013

January 21, 2013 in TOR Blog, TOR Radio

Traces of Reality | TOR Radio: January 19, 2013 – Guests: Danny Benavides, Topics: Drug War, Corruption in RGV, NORTHCOM sends special ops commandos to Mexico, Gun Control, Fast and Furious, Executive Orders, Rachel Maddow on Waco and much more

Deja Vu: Pentagon to send Special Ops to train Mexican forces to combat cartels

January 19, 2013 in News

WRAL | The Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico’s bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based special operations headquarters to teach Mexican security forces how to hunt drug cartels the same way special operations teams hunt al-Qaida

Mexico: Over 25,000 Names on Secret List of “Disappeared”

January 2, 2013 in News

El Diario/Proceso | During the six-year Calderon administration, and as a result of his war against drug trafficking, 25,276 persons acquired the classification of “desaparecidos” (disappeared).

New Concerns For President Peña Nieto: Hezbollah’s Rising Profile In Mexico

December 27, 2012 in News

Borderland Beat | The current plague of instability in Mexico appears to have attracted transnational criminal and terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, which should be of paramount concern for President Peña Nieto.

Owner of Rivera Plane Denies Drug Connections

December 16, 2012 in News

Traces of Reality | The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking…

13 bodies found in vehicles in northern Mexico

December 8, 2012 in News

Huffington Post | Police found the mutilated bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles abandoned in separate towns of the northern border state of Tamaulipas, an official said Friday.