Medellin Cartel

Type: Organization
Name: Medellin Cartel
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Our coastal waters known as Europe's drugs highwway

FOR three decades the sea lanes off Ireland's south-west coast have been dubbed Europe's drugs highway. The purity of the cocaine remains the highest ever discovered by the gardai.In November 2008, the yacht 'Dances With Waves' was intercepted by the ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Drug Dealing, Paramilitarism Charges Put Colombias Uribe against the Ropes

BOGOTA Colombian ex-president and current senator, Alvaro Uribe, has been openly accused of having collaborated with the late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and of having aided paramilitary violence in Colombia.The accusations were made Wednesday by Senator ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 4 reports

Colombia Senate Debates Uribe Paramilitary Links

Colombian lawmakers accused former President Álvaro Uribe of links to right-wing paramilitary groups during a polemic Senate debate on Wednesday. Senator Ivan Cepeda led the questioning of Uribe during a 90-minute presentation in which he introduced documents ... [Published Americas Quarterly - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Fortune Magazine Ranks Top Five Global Cartels

RSS Well, this is really cute. With refreshing honesty, Fortune magazine on Sept. 14 issued a list of the "Fortune 5" -- the biggest organized crime groups in the world, ranked by their annual revenue estimates. No sources are given, but the Fortune editors ... [Published High Times - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Virgins for sale in Colombia's 'end of the world'

The barrios of Medellin are controlled by criminals and are full of prostitutes, with virgins commanding the highest prices. Guillermo Galdos meets one woman who fears for her daughter's future.Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after ... [Published Channel 4 - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Colombia Seizes Just 3% of Criminal Assets

A former top prosecutor has said that Colombia seizes less than $750 million a year in illegal assets, but that a recent reform could cut in half the time it takes to confiscate illicit property, suggesting that the government is poised to make a serious ... [Published InSight Crime - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Colombia: freed cartel hitman demands protection

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vasquez AKA "Popeye" is notorious in Colombia as former personal enforcer for late drug lord Pablo Escobar —and is now a free man after 22 years behind bars, two-thirds of his original sentence. But he seems to be more troubled than ... [Published World War 4 Report - Sep 15 2014]
Entities: Colombia, Cartel, Parole, Bogota
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

“Escobar: Paradise Lost” tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of the legendary leader of the Medellin cartel.Directed by Italian Andrea Di Stefano, the film tells the story of a young man (Josh ... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Netflix Greenlights First Original Docuseries

Netflix has ordered its first original docuseries.From acclaimed Jiro Dreams of Sushi filmmaker David Gelb , Chef's Table features the most well-known international chefs and gives viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these talents. ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Senator revives allegations Uribe had ties to Medellin Cartel

Colombia’s Senator Ivan Cepeda said on Tuesday he has evidence confirming old allegations former President Alvaro Uribe had links with the notorious Medellin drug cartel’s leader Pablo Escobar.Cepeda told newspaper El Espectador that “there is evidence, ... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Recently released Escobar hitman embroiled in slander battle with Medellin businessman

Less than one week after being released after 23 years in prison, the former hitman of slaindrug lord Pablo Escobar has found himself involved in a heated legal battle with a top Medellin businessman.MORE: Pablo Escobar´s hitman responsible for 3K murders ... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Colombia: Freed Cartel Hitman Demands Protection

RSS is notorious in Colombia as former personal enforcer for late drug lord Pablo Escobar -- and is now a free man after 22 years behind bars, two-thirds of his original sentence. But he seems to be more troubled than relieved about his release on parole ... [Published High Times - Sep 03 2014]
Entities: Colombia, Cartel, Protection

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Mr Stafford Smith also said the UKUK government had gone back on a promise to fund Mr Maharaj’s case, leaving Reprieve to foot the bill. "I recently received a letter from [Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, saying that British people abroad are responsible for what they do" he said. "Well, what if they didn’t do it?"
The "Ndrangheta, based in Italy's traditional backwater of Calabria, has since cashing in on the heroin networks that fueled all sides in the wars of ex-Yugoslavia across the Adriatic Sea from southern Italy 20 years ago. Italian authorities four years ago after the 'Ndrangheta was blamed for a bomb attack targeting a prosecutor in Reggio Calabria, the regional capital. But the organization has obviously weathered the storm."
...Prostitution is not new to Medellin. A Colombian man once told me that "if you put a roof over Medellin it would be the biggest brothel in the world"
"These modifications allow the property seizure law to fully realize its potential in the fight against organized crime" Martinez told InSight Crime

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Hung Out to Dry [Published Consortium News - Sep 29 2014]
Our coastal waters known as Europe's drugs high... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 25 2014]
Is Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Meeting with Medelli... [Published InSight Crime - Sep 23 2014]
Former paramilitary leader to sue Uribe over sl... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 19 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Drug Dealing, P... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 19 2014]
Colombia Senate Debates Uribe Paramilitary Links [Published Americas Quarterly - Sep 18 2014]
75 years old. 28 years in a Florida jail. But c... [Published The Independent - Sep 18 2014]
Uribe vs. Cepeda, the damage after the battle b... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 18 2014]
Drug Dealing and Paramilitarism Charges put Col... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - Sep 18 2014]
Fortune Magazine Ranks Top Five Global Cartels [Published High Times - Sep 18 2014]
Virgins for sale in Colombia's 'end of the world' [Published Channel 4 - Sep 18 2014]
Luis Carlos Galan [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 18 2014]
Uribe worked with Medellin Cartel banker: Oppos... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 18 2014]
Colombia Seizes Just 3% of Criminal Assets [Published InSight Crime - Sep 17 2014]
The Discovery Of Mexico's First Coca Plantation... [Published Business Insider - Sep 17 2014]
Colombia: freed cartel hitman demands protection [Published World War 4 Report - Sep 15 2014]
The Forever War [Published Borderland Beat - Sep 14 2014]
Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 12 2014]
Benicio Is Escobar [Published Daily Beast - Sep 12 2014]
Senator revives allegations Uribe had ties to M... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 09 2014]
Paramilitary chief held back forces and arms to... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 09 2014]
Netflix Greenlights First Original Docuseries [Published Hollywood Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
Pablo Escobar’s Brother Is a Pretty Weird Dude [Published Vice Magazine US - Sep 08 2014]
Colombia Sentences Member of Narco Family Linke... [Published InSight Crime - Sep 04 2014]
Recently released Escobar hitman embroiled in s... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 03 2014]
Colombia: Freed Cartel Hitman Demands Protection [Published High Times - Sep 03 2014]
Netflix Renews 'Hemlock Grove' for Third and Fi... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Sep 02 2014]
Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers join for... [Published Individual.com - Sep 02 2014]
10-year crimes against humanity fugitive arrest... [Published Newsroom Panama - Aug 30 2014]
Burglars ransack Medellin house searching for ‘... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 29 2014]
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The Forever War [Published Borderland Beat - Sep 14 2014]
Borderland Beat Buggs' 2010 archive post  by Tomas Kellner and Francesco Pipitone Historical account of the Mexican Drug War to 2010 Aguascalientes, Mexico - Just before noon on February 15, 2007, four municipal police officers ...
The Story of Drug Trafficking in Latin America [Published Borderland Beat - Jun 12 2014]
Borderland Beat Historical background from Colombia to Mexico, Recent Developments and Possible Solutions.   Genaro Aguilera-Reza University of Kent – Brussels School of International StudiesConflict and Security Dr. Elise Feron Introduction Drug trafficking ...
George Jung ("Blow") Released After 20 Years [Published Talkleft - Jun 04 2014]
Legendary cocaine trafficker George Jung (played by Johnny Depp in the movie "Blow") has been released from prison to a halfway house after serving almost 20 years behind bars.Jung says on his website:Jung was a part of the Medellin Cartel...[[ This is ...
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