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February 24, 2014
12:00 // 7 months ago
February 22, 2014
Meet Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman. Long considered one of the most dangerous men in Mexico and with a financial net worth so much that he’s been a common figure on Forbes richest people lists, the drug cartel kingpin and long-wanted man was arrested on Saturday, 13 years after the man escaped from prison. The U.S. helped.

Meet Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman. Long considered one of the most dangerous men in Mexico and with a financial net worth so much that he’s been a common figure on Forbes richest people lists, the drug cartel kingpin and long-wanted man was arrested on Saturday, 13 years after the man escaped from prison. The U.S. helped.

21:22 // 8 months ago
January 1, 2014
17:48 // 9 months ago
November 27, 2013

U.S. Border Patrol confirms major pot bust in California

  • 260 pounds of marijuana were intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol agents, after being airdropped from an ultralight airplane that was spotted entering U.S. airspace at approximately 4am on Monday. Two men were arrested near the drop zone, in southern San Diego County; however, the plane and its pilot are believed to have returned to Mexico before landing. source
16:09 // 10 months ago
September 25, 2013
The real Rick Ross. Freeway Rick Ross. He didn’t invent crack. But he probably did more than anyone else to cause its spread. Just Say No. The War on Drugs. Mandatory Minimums. The Wire. RICK RO$$. This is his legacy. Say hello to my little friend.
Esquire has a piece on Rick Ross, the one who isn’t a rapper, but is enough of a big deal that the magazine ran a feature on him for its 80th anniversary issue.
20:26 // 1 year ago
July 31, 2013

Millions to be given to college student abandoned in windowless jail cell

  • $4.1M settlement has been reached between the U.S. government and Daniel Chong, the 25-year-old college student who sued the Drug Enforcement Agency after being locked in a windowless cell without food or water for more than four days. Daniel was arrested when the DEA raided an acquaintance’s house and found hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs, while the then 23-year-old student was present. He lost 15 pounds during the ordeal, and was hospitalized for five days after his release. source
15:11 // 1 year ago
September 20, 2012
thepoliticalnotebook:

13 Mexican journalist have disappeared since 2003: here’s a map of their disappearances. These folks, as Atlantic Cities notes, were most likely killed, but unlike a number of their colleagues, their bodies have never been found. The map was made by Articulo 19. They also made an infographic of instance of attacks on the media with firearms and explosives.
[Atlantic Cities]

Nothing sadder than knowing that hard-working journalists went missing on a hunt for the truth.

thepoliticalnotebook:

13 Mexican journalist have disappeared since 2003: here’s a map of their disappearances. These folks, as Atlantic Cities notes, were most likely killed, but unlike a number of their colleagues, their bodies have never been found. The map was made by Articulo 19. They also made an infographic of instance of attacks on the media with firearms and explosives.

[Atlantic Cities]

Nothing sadder than knowing that hard-working journalists went missing on a hunt for the truth.

11:03 // 2 years ago
June 21, 2012

Uruguay’s clever plan to limit cocaine use: Sell pot. Wait, what?

  • cocaine Uruguay, like many countries in Latin America, is struggling to fight against black-market drug dealers that are selling drugs like cocaine and the crack-like pasta basica, and in recent years has seen an uptick in crime as a result.
  • marijuana In an effort to push drug users away from the harder stuff, the country is currently debating whether to start selling marijuana to adults, tax it, and use the taxes to pay for drug rehabilitation. Think this would work, guys? source
20:43 // 2 years ago
February 21, 2012

Massive Mexican prison riot: Not exactly what it seems?

  • whatIn a Mexican prison, 44 prisoners died in an early-morning riot Sunday. The riot, wich lasted around two hours, stemmed from a conflict between two cell blocks of around 750 prisoners each, many of whom were held without convictions. It was one of the deadliest prison riots since the Drug War gained steam.
  • why? Some rioters may have belonged to rival gang factions. Those rivals were normally separated within the prison, however, leading some to suspect that the guards used the fight as a cover to allow for a prison escape. The guards on duty at the time have been detained, along with their supervisors and the director of the prison. source

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0:58 // 2 years ago
November 22, 2011
The drug war was mentioned, that’s another war I think we should cancel. That’s where all the violence comes from.
Ron Paul, on security along the Mexican border. 
21:27 // 2 years ago