Tag Archives: SINALOA CARTEL

The NSA, Drug Trafficking, & the Crash of Cocaine2

This will someday be remembered as the year when shocking new discoveries about the National Security Agency became an almost daily occurrence. But amid the steady drumbeat of revelations, the one I’ve been waiting for hasn’t yet surfaced: The NSA’s involvement … Continue reading

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DC-9 ‘Cocaine One’ kingpin’s secret conviction

It was the biggest drug seizure on an airplane in Mexican history. It led directly to the forced sale of Wachovia, then America's 4th largest bank. And it threatened to become America’s most notorious drug scandal since Iran Contra. Yet … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Narco Televisa Scandal: The Impunity of the Elite

Even as he prepares to take office in a month, a mushrooming scandal in Mexico threatens that country’s new President, Enrique Pena Nieto.  Some call it Mexico’s Watergate; the comparison might even be apt.  Like Watergate—which picked up momentum only … Continue reading

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Source: Drug cartels control Mexican airports

A high-level attorney for the Beltran Leyva faction of the Sinaloa Cartel has revealed that two of Mexico's busiest international airports, in Cancun and Toluca, are controlled by Mexican drug cartels. His disclosures shed new light on the mystery which … Continue reading

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Mexico billionaire’s “caravan of cocaine”

A new scandal over a politically well-connected Mexican oligarch's possible involvement in drug trafficking is erupting in Mexico. Controversy is raging over the refusal of Mexico’s Attorney General to investigate connections between 18 Mexicans busted for carrying $9.2 million in … 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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Pics of new Mexican President with Sinaloa cartel lieutenant

He hasn’t even taken office yet, but Mexico’s new President Enrique Peña Nieto has already got some ‘splainin’ to do. Mexico City newspapers today reported the discovery of pictures of the not-yet-inaugarated new President in which he appears chummy with … Continue reading

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HSBC Narco-Bank: Too big to fail, too big to go to jail

The big news in the US Senate’s Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigation’s 340-page report released last week on drug money-laundering by London’s HSBC Bank, the world’s 4th largest, is the answer to the question: Is there a bigger Drug Lord in … Continue reading

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