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US Government Accused of Seeking to Conceal Deal Cut With Sinaloa “Cartel”
Oct 5 2011 - 6:38pm
U.S.-Backed Programs Supplying the Firepower for Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate
Apr 20 2011 - 7:46pm
U.S. Private Sector Providing Drug-War Mercenaries to Mexico
Apr 13 2011 - 8:11pm
Tahrir and Beyond: Ten Days That Shook My World
Mar 26 2011 - 1:06am
Why Is TeleSur a Flop? Look No Farther than Its Libya Coverage
Feb 24 2011 - 11:39pm

Texas Case Raises Troubling Questions About ATF Gunwalking

Rio Grande Valley Businessman Was The Target of Multiple Arms-Trafficking Investigations Yet He Continued To Acquire Guns Through Straw Buyers

Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm

Los Pinos Retains Las Vegas-Based R&R Partners to Promote Government’s Successes As the Bloody Drug War Rages On

The administration of Felipe Calderón has retained a politically connected US advertising and public relations firm to promote the political and economic agenda of the Mexican president in advance of the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be held in Los Cabos, Mexico, only a few weeks prior to the July 1 Mexican general election. 

TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense

The Cost of Bribing US Border and Airport Security Personnel Is Chump Change in the Narco-Trafficking Business

In late April, four current and former Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) employees at Los Angeles International Airport were arrested on charges of allowing a total of some 190 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, with an estimated street value approaching $1.8 million, to pass through airport security scanners in five separate “pass-through” incidents.

Clues Put FBI Informant at the Apex of Fast and Furious Scandal

US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath

A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico — responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years — may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious.

Human Rights Defender Kerry Kennedy Detained, Threatened by Mexican Military

Robert F. Kennedy's Daughter Nearly Meets Tragic Fate at Drug-War Checkpoint

A squad of heavily armed Mexican soldiers this past weekend accosted Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, while she and her 14-year-old daughter were traveling in southwestern Mexico to attend Easter Sunday mass.

The Movement for Peace Marches On Against the Drug War

The Goal Is Clear: Peace With Justice and Dignity

The one-year anniversary of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a grassroots groundswell against the drug war, played out March 28 in a small plaza in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City — absent the cameras and pens of the mainstream media.

Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year

However, Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn’t Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs

The number of people murdered in the drug war inside the United States between 2006 and 2010 exceeds the US-troop death toll in the Iraq War since it was launched in 2003, according to a Narco News analysis of FBI crime statistics.

US Troops May Now Be Coping with Fast and Furious Fallout

Reported US Military Ramp-up on the Border Follows Years of ATF-Sanctioned Gun Running

U.S. troops deployed to the US/Mexican border last week may well be there, in part, to deal with the blowback from ATF's botched Fast and Furious gambit.

New Lead Surfaces in Cold “House of Death” Drug-War Case

Man on the Run From the “Cartel” Claims He Is a Witness to a Murder That Threatens the State

A new voice from the past has emerged in the House of Death mass-murder case — in which a US government informant is accused of assisting with up to a dozen murders, the bodies of the victims later found buried, covered in lime, in the backyard of a house in Juarez, Mexico.

Fast and Furious Is One Among Many Similar Drug-War Warts

Turf Wars, Agency Budgets and Case Stats Trump Lives in the Era of Prohibition

Ever since ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-running operation was catapulted into the national spotlight in early 2011, the focus has been on the politics influencing the police work and the manipulations behind intelligence operations, with little to no attention paid to the dysfunction of the drug-war bureaucracy.