February 27, 2014 in News
#Narconoia Update | Introducing the #Narconoia and #Terrornoia update. This first post includes some background about Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel; squabbling within Michoacan’s autodefensas; Gulf Cartel arrests; and analyses of the consequences of Chapo’s capture.
February 25, 2014 in News
Danny Benavides | The End of an Era has been declared, loudly proclaimed in headlines throughout the world. Chicago’s “Most Wanted,” the “No. 1 drug kingpin” finally (re)captured in his own backyard. Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (alias “El Chapo”), the world’s most notorious druglord…
February 18, 2014 in News
Guillermo Jimenez | In Mexico, for example, much of the truth has been lost in the crossfire of the drug war, along with the lives of many of those who attempt to report it. According to the nonprofit organization Reporters Without Borders, no fewer than 88 journalists were killed in Mexico from…
February 6, 2014 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | The phenomenon known as “narco cultura” (gangster culture) is one that, although recognized and studied for several decades, has seen gains in popularity and interest in recent years. The escalation of the drug war in Mexico and its consequent violence have given rise…
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.
December 12, 2013 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | The pretext for the enforcement of these laws, for the continued militarization of the border and local police, for the expansion of internal checkpoints and further sacrifices of personal liberty is, and has been for decades, the threat of drugs and those who traffic in them.
November 13, 2013 in TOR Blog
Guillermo Jimenez | If not for the badge that designates the aggressors as duly authorized actors of the state, and therefore immune to the rules that you and I live by, this act of physical violence would be considered nothing less than first-degree rape.