Tag Archives: drug war

Colombian Drug Lord Vanishes After Conviction… in the US!

A major Colombian drug trafficker who willingly sought extradition to the United States—even offering a $40 million bribe to officials in Brazil to send him to the US—apparently knew what he was doing. After being extradited and convicted in Federal … Continue reading

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Narco-jet in Costa Rica scandal tied to Iran Contra figure

A key employee in Bogotá of the Canadian oil company owners of the drug plane flown by Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla was at the heart of the Contra Cocaine pipeline profiled by the late author Gary Webb in his 1996 best-seller “Dark Alliance.” David Scott … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s President flew narco-jet to Hugo Chavez funeral

An American-registered drug plane has been plying the airspace over Central and South America carrying cargoes of cocaine for a good long while (authorities admit they’ve been “investigating” it since 2011) without apparent incident, until recently, when a newspaper in … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s “Pinochet Moment”

America's eyes are currently riveted on the twisted steel strewn around the site of the train wreck of plutocrat-turned politician Mitt Romney's campaign. But other news this week points up the fact that—while inept politicians representing the parasitic rich come … Continue reading

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Honduran jet fighter shot down DEA drug plane

A jet fighter from Honduras shot down a plane carrying cocaine last month over Guanaja, part of the Bay Islands chain in the Caribbean, killing a DEA agent onboard. According to El Herald newspaper in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, … Continue reading

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Mexico’s new President owes election to “Narco-Televisa”

In the Drug War, where producing confusion is as important as churning out ‘product,’ there are more versions of the truth than in the Japanese film classic Rashomon. Even so, the shocking new scandal breaking in Nicaragua makes it clear … Continue reading

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Drug Lords, Drug ‘Ladies,’ & Alvaro Uribe’s sister-in-law

In the noise and confusion attending the extradition to the US  on the same day last week of three women involved in cocaine trafficking from South America,  questions raised by the family connection of one to the former President of … Continue reading

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Spain Drug Bust Links Chapo Guzman, Mexico’s new President

When a lieutenant for the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested this week in Spain for drug trafficking, it became a major scandal in Mexico for a curious reason. Until several days ago no one had ever heard of someone from a … Continue reading

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Arrest of 4 Mexican Generals linked to downed CIA drug plane

The investigation and recent arrest of four prominent Generals in the Mexican Army on charges of  protecting cocaine flights for Mexican drug cartels began with a series of seismic shifts in the drug trade that were set in motion more … Continue reading

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Mexican Drug Lord linked to 5.5 ton-cocaine bust

Six months ago, the LAPD was telling reporters the decapitated head found underneath the Hollywood Sign was the result of a "gay lovers triangle."  Six months later, they were still pursuing the gay "thing," only instead of a gay boyfriend … Continue reading

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