#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: Apr. 3, 2014

April 4, 2014 in News

#Narconoia Update | Chapo’s ludicrous statements to Mexican prosecutors, the scandalized resignation of Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño, investigating the sophisticated communications network built by Los Zetas, more Templarios fall in Michoacán, blockades & shootouts just across the border in Reynosa, and much more.

Theater of the Absurd: The Arrest of El Chapo Guzmán

March 4, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | In the theater of the absurd that is the War on Drugs, the rational gives way to the irrational — the logical to the illogical. We observe the narcotics supply-chain of individuals and the law enforcement apparatus, both trapped in seemingly hopeless situations…

A Dark Alliance Reborn: The DEA-Sinaloa Connection

January 21, 2014 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | Almost 20 years after Gary Webb’s Dark Alliance series was published, the drug war rages on, and new evidence continues to surface affirming an ongoing role for sections of the US government in the management of the drug trade through covert action.

Release of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena’s “Murderer” Is Game Changer for CIA

August 12, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | The recent release from a Mexican prison of Rafael Caro Quintero — a godfather in Mexico’s narco-trafficking world — rips a scab off a long metastasizing tumor in the US drug war. A Mexican federal court on Friday, Aug. 9, overturned Caro Quintero’s 40-year sentence after 28 years…

Mexican Cartels Invade America: End The Drug War To Stop Them

April 12, 2013 in News

United Liberty | If we’re going to discuss how to stop the cartels, we must first ask why the cartels are doing what they are doing. Why are the cartels doing so much to smuggle illegal narcotics into the United States? The answer to that is simple…

Drug Prohibition and Prison Profiteering

March 19, 2013 in News

William N. Grigg | One aspect of drug prohibition that gets far too little attention is the fact that the drug war is immensely profitable for prohibitionists.

El Paso Vice: Blurring the Thin Blue Line Between Drug Cops and Criminals

March 1, 2013 in News

Der Spiegel | The war on drugs has become so intense that the line between criminality and law-enforcement has blurred. Salvador Martinez, an undercover officer at the Mexican border, ended up in prison after he went too far.

Former DOJ and DEA Attorneys Renounce Feckless “War on Drugs” To Defend Accused Traffickers

February 28, 2013 in News

The Guardian | After working to take down cartels, former officials say America’s ‘war on drugs’ is misguided and the human cost too high.

U.S. Government Hit with Second Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over ‘Operation Fast and Furious’

February 14, 2013 in News

CBS News | A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed blaming U.S. government officials involved in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives’ “Operation Fast and Furious,” which allowed thousands of weapons to fall…