Narconoia Podcast #2 | In the past three months, Jalisco’s “New Generation” cartel has conducted well-coordinated attacks against Mexican authorities, culminating with a large-scale offensive and helicopter shootdown on May 1. But how did this organization suddenly become so dangerous and powerful?
March 26, 2015 in TOR Radio
Narconoia Podcast #1 | Peña Nieto’s “Captured Without a Shot Fired” Narco-Theater: As Mexico’s government proclaims that the country is “open for business,” courting investors, tourists, and foreign diplomats, narco-violence continues to escalate. What about all of those druglords they’ve caught?
March 26, 2015 in TOR Blog
Narconoia Podcast #1 | Peña Nieto’s “Captured Without a Shot Fired” Narco-Theater: A gallery of YouTube videos depicting each of Mexico’s High-Value Target narcos performing their perp-walks for the mass media. Behold the Mexican druglord propaganda parade and sideshow.
November 3, 2014 in News
Guillermo Jimenez | Over a month has passed since the forced disappearance of the normalistas (student teachers) of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, and still 43 remain missing. On September 26, members of the Iguala municipal police and the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel ambushed the caravan of students…
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.
June 13, 2014 in TOR Blog
Danny Benavides | There is something booming in Mexico besides the drug trade and the violence associated with it: Forensic science. This is an extremely fascinating mini-documentary from Vice’s “Motherboard” video-magazine which spotlights this very discipline and the crucial role that forensic science plays…
May 31, 2014 in News
Danny Benavides | Video and English translation of the legitimate spokesperson of Michoacan’s Autodefensas, Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde speaking before a crowd gathered in Caleta de Campos — ground-zero for the Mexican government’s latest attempt to disrupt, co-opt, and disparage the self-defense movement.
May 7, 2014 in News
Danny Benavides | Allegations made by former Mexican General Jesus Jaime Garcia Miramontes suggesting a US plot to undermine Michoacan’s autodefensas were quickly dismissed by the press. However, what is more of a “national security” threat to the U.S. and Mexico: organized crime that can “play ball,” or an armed vigilante revolution?
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.