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February 24, 2014
12:00 // 5 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 // 5 months ago
January 30, 2014
22:58 // 5 months ago
December 7, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 7, 2013

In perhaps the easiest pinpointing of suspects ever, six people in Mexico were arrested for attempting to steal a truck that was carrying nuclear material. Why them? Well, they were all in the hospital for radiation poisoning.

When mass attacks such as Newtown happen, medics have traditionally moved in to help only after a scene has been secured. But that approach is changing, because experts think it could save lives.

In Ukraine, opposition leaders have a lofty goal for tomorrow: They want to build a million-strong protest in Kiev.

Bitcoin was having a good run, but then China had to get all cold feet about crypto-currency.

Number of runners hit by airborne deer this week: One.

22:18 // 7 months ago
December 5, 2013

New information has emerged on yesterday’s theft in Mexico

  • Yesterday Dozens of nations took notice when a truck carrying radioactive waste was hijacked in Mexico, leading to fears that an unknown party now had the means of creating a so-called “dirty bomb”. Fortunately, local authorities recovered the radioactive materials on Wednesday, after it was ditched in a field by those who stole it.
  • Today Authorities released a bit more information about the heist, revealing that the truck was stolen at a gas station where its drivers were passing time until the waste could be delivered to the proper facilities. The thieves have not been found/arrested yet, but were apparently exposed to so much radiation during their time in possession of the truck that authorities say they are either already dead or don’t have long left. source
15:14 // 7 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 // 8 months ago
October 20, 2013
A person dressed as a clown took his life.
Prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico • Discussing the death of Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, a former Tijuana Cartel leader who was killed on Friday in a style befitting a Tarantino movieArellano Felix, who was captured in 1993 but released in 2008, was one of a number of family members in the Tijuana Cartel, a once-powerful illegal drug operation which slowly weakened as its members were arrested by Mexican authorities. It’s possible that the people involved in his death were also gang members.
10:38 // 9 months ago
July 10, 2013

NSA scandal spreads with new allegations of Central, South American intelligence gathering

  • June The Guardian claimed to have information, provided by accused NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, which confirmed the agency had bugged European Union buildings in several countries. Germany also admitted to swapping some of its own intelligence on fellow EU nations with the United States on occassion. 
  • July Brazil’s O Globo newspaper claims to have obtained new documents from Snowden which prove the United States has also been spying on several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Like the monitored EU members, many of the nations allegedly being watched are considered public allies of the United States. source

(Source: Washington Post)

14:46 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
A new study from the Instituto Mexicano Para La Competitividad A.C. (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness) reveals potentially devastating consequences for a number of Mexican drug cartels should marijuana be legalized in a handful of the United States. The Mexican think thank believes the legalization measures on the ballot in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington could cut combined cartel profits by as much as 22 to 30 percent, and could severely cripple the infamous Sinaloa Cartel that operates in Western Mexico. source

A new study from the Instituto Mexicano Para La Competitividad A.C. (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness) reveals potentially devastating consequences for a number of Mexican drug cartels should marijuana be legalized in a handful of the United States. The Mexican think thank believes the legalization measures on the ballot in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington could cut combined cartel profits by as much as 22 to 30 percent, and could severely cripple the infamous Sinaloa Cartel that operates in Western Mexico. source

17:55 // 1 year ago
October 2, 2012

Border Patrol agent killed following ambush in Arizona

  • three border patrol agents were ambushed after responding to an alarm along the border that indicated a possible attempt to cross.
  • one border patrol agent, 30-year-old Utah-native Nicolas Ivie who joined the Patrol in 2008, was killed during the ensuing shootout.
  • one border patrol agent who remains unidentified was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to the ankle and buttocks. source
18:07 // 1 year ago