#Narconoia Update: Apr. 25, 2014

April 26, 2014 in News

#Narconoia Update | Autodefensas in Michoacan continue searching for Caballeros Templarios leader Servando Gomez Martinez (alias “La Tuta”), but face opposition from the federal government and disloyal vigilantes; the EPN administration purchases military & surveillance equipment from the U.S…

#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: 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.

#Narconoia Update: Mar. 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 in News

#Narconoia Update | Caballeros Templarios scatter as autodefensas units and Mexican government forces clean up Michoacán; fractured factions within the vigilante movement present a new set of problems; legal proceedings related to the arrests of Chapo Guzmán remain shrouded in secrecy…

TOR Radio: June 15, 2013 – Cele Castillo: DEA Whistleblower on the ‘war on drugs’ and US government’s dirty little secrets

June 16, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: June 15, 2013 | Guest: Cele Castillo | A former DEA agent, best known for exposing CIA drug-running ops in South America during Iran-Contra, Cele discusses the consequences he has faced as a whistleblower, the corruption running rampant in South Texas, the NSA surveillance operations and much, much more.

Tomorrow on TOR Radio: Melissa del Bosque (Texas Observer)

March 29, 2013 in TOR Blog

Traces of Reality | Tomorrow on TOR Radio: March 30, 2013 – Melissa del Bosque, of the Texas Observer. Tune in live, Saturday on RBN, 5-7PM Central!

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.

Dirty Cop Tally Now at 7 in Panama Unit Corruption Case

March 7, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Three former Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies alongside three other men have been formally charged in the Panama Unit corruption case, bringing the total number of former cops charged to seven. A grand jury returned a superseding indictment…

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.

Witness Claims “Panama Unit” Officers Busted Him On Lesser Charge To Keep His Cocaine, $25,000 Cash

February 1, 2013 in News

Sergio Chapa Valley Central February 1, 2013   Traces of Reality:  Another chapter in the ongoing Panama Unit scandal in south Texas…  -DB The FBI is protecting a new witness that [...]