#Narconoia Update: Apr. 18, 2014

April 18, 2014 in News

#Narconoia Update | In Michoacan, more local officials charged with accepting cartel bribes; autodefensas and the federal government have reached an agreement — or have they?; no extradition for Chapo Guzman; Second-in-command of Beltran Leyva Cartel captured; corruption unravels in Hidalgo County, Texas; 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.

The Shadow of the Son

March 29, 2013 in News

Texas Observer | The trials of the border’s most powerful law-enforcement family, from Texas Observer staff reporter Melissa Del Bosque.

U.S. and Mexico Media Fearful of Covering Border Violence

March 22, 2013 in News

Eurasia Review | According to Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles, without truthful and accurate information from the media to counter Obama’s and his minion’s version, “the public is likely to swallow the government’s less than accurate assessment.

The War Against Bradley Manning Aims to Denigrate Those Who Speak Out Against Injustice

March 13, 2013 in News

John W. Whitehead | The government’s aim is clear: to make an example of Manning, thereby discouraging anyone else from defying the regime or daring to lay bare the inner workings of a corrupt government.

United Inebriations: U.S. Ambassador Asks U.N. Delegates to Show Up Sober to Negotiations

March 6, 2013 in News

The Atlantic | What’s sort of silly about Torsella politely asking these leaders of the world to show up sober to work is the simple fact that’s it’s just a request… though he did say “we will respond accordingly” if the party animals can’t clean up their acts.

State Police Commander in Tamaulipas, Mexico Admits to Being on Payroll of Gulf Cartel

March 6, 2013 in News

Dane Schiller | “As a Mexican police officer, Gilberto Lerma (Plata) was supposed to protect the public from harm,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman said in a statement. “Instead, he abused his power to further the notorious Gulf Cartel’s violent narcotics trafficking organization.”

Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From Tree: Corrupt Panama Unit Answered Directly to Sheriff Treviño

March 6, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Federal courts records describe a sting operation, which caught all four lawmen accepting bribes from confidential informants to guard drug shipments.

Military Contractors Above the Law, Judge Tells Troops Suing Over Toxic Exposure

March 5, 2013 in News

Bloomberg | Halliburton Co. and KBR Inc. are entitled to the same legal protection as U.S. armed forces when serving as military contractors, a judge ruled, dismissing claims over so-called burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S.-Mexico Border Task Force Urges Economic Integration, Security Cooperation

March 5, 2013 in News

Inter Press Service News Agency | U.S. and Mexican federal governments have made large investments in staffing, infrastructure and technology and have refocused cooperation on security efforts.