Medellin Cartel

Type: Organization
Name: Medellin Cartel
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Ruth: Obama, Congress and executive orders

From all the Old Yeller mouth-foaming in the U.S. House of Representatives one might have concluded the nation was being led by a fiendish Ernst Stavro Blofeld stroking his cat while plotting to turn the land over to al-Qaida, the Medellin cartel and ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Congressman brings cut-outs of FARC, AUC leaders to Colombia Congress

A representative of the Democratic Center Party brought cut-outs of three FARC and two paramilitary leaders to the floor of Colombia’s Chamber of Representatives as he made a speech on Wednesday.While trying to make a point about the legal legitimization ... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Male Motorcycle Passengers Banned as Medellin Tackles Hitmen

The city of Medellin, Colombia is once more renewing its ban against men riding on the back of motorcycles, the favored vehicle of local assassins since the era of Pablo Escobar.Men are prohibited from riding as passengers on motorcycles between 8 a.m. ... [Published InSight Crime - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Did Don Berna's Brother Kill Pablo Escobar?

Extradited Colombia paramilitary leader and mafia boss Diego Fernando Murillo, alias " Don Berna ," has claimed his brother fired the shot that killed infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, adding a new twist to rumors that have been circulating for years ... [Published InSight Crime - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-paramilitaries seek to form political party in Colombia

A group of former AUC paramilitaries seek to form a political party comprised of ex-combatants of the paramilitary umbrella group, according to local mediaThe party, which would be called “Aucpaz,” (Alliance of Colombian Unity for Peace) will attempt ... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Racism on display in bizarre march in Vassar, Mich.

The ugly side of patriotism was on display last week in Vassar, a shabby little town in Michigan’s thumb.Fifty or so heroes bizarrely carried flags, automatic rifles and handguns on a short march in sugar beet country. They had hard faces. They had a ... [Published MetroTimes.com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Colombia's Tax Agency Boss Leaves Country Amid Death Threats

The director of Colombia 's tax and customs agency has resigned and left the country after stating he had received death threats from a shadowy businessman with alleged ties to Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel and a criminal history spanning at least two ... [Published InSight Crime - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 5 reports

Medellín Kingpin Busted In Spain

RSS Spanish authorities on July 19 announced the arrest of wanted Colombian kingpin Hernán Alonso Villa AKA "El Ratón" (The Mouse), who was apprehended while driving on a highway outside the Mediterranean port of Alicante. Alonso Villa is said to have ... [Published High Times - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Medellin, Colombia, Spain
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Colombian druglord suspected in 400 murders nabbed in Spain

SPANISH NATIONAL POLICE/HANDOUTHO/EPA Two Spanish policemen escort wanted Columbian drug dealer Hernán Alonso Villa, who was arrested in Alicante, eastern Spain, on Friday, Spanish police said.A Colombian druglord nicknamed “The Mouse” and suspected ... [Published New York Daily News - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 3 reports

Spain arrests 'drug lord The Mouse'

Spanish police say they have arrested one of Colombia's most wanted men, Hernan Alonso Villa, known as "el Raton" (The Mouse).He is suspected of being head of a gang of 200 people linked to international drug trafficking and extortion.Hernan Alonso Villa ... [Published BBC - Jul 19 2014]
Entities: DRUG LORD, Spain, Colombia
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

New accusations pile-on for Colombia’s already imprisoned ex-security chief

The ex-security chief under former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe can add bribery to his long list of accusations, including ties to paramilitaries, crime lords in Bogota, and drug trafficking links that date back to Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel, ... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Former Colombian Spy Chief Charged in 1989 Political Murder

BOGOTA – A Colombian former intelligence chief has been charged in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.The Attorney General’s Office’s Delegate Unit before the Supreme Court filed the charges against retired Gen. Miguel ... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - Jul 18 2014]

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...sobbing more tears than a Miss America finalist, Speaker John Boehner, R-Cry Me A River — Of Money, channeled his inner Federalist Papers, noting: "No member of this body needs to be reminded about what the Constitution states about a president's obligation to faithfully execute the laws of this nation."
...and a leader of the Envigado Office criminal organisation, a successor to the notorious Medellin Cartel which is charged with hundreds of murders. "He will have to answer for more than 300 homicides attributed to him in a confrontation between ‘Sebastian’ and ‘Valenciano’" the head of Colombia’s National Police, General Rodolfo Palomino, said on television, referring to a turf war between former leaders of the Envigado...
"He took a number of security measures in an attempt to avoid arrest, including constantly changing addresses, changing telephones and using different false identities" it said
He was considered "the top leader of the military wing of the Oficina de Envigado, a Colombian criminal organisation accused of 400 killings as well as drug trafficking, extortion and forced displacements of Colombian citizens"

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Ruth: Obama, Congress and executive orders [Published Tampa Bay Times - 14 hours ago]
Congressman brings cut-outs of FARC, AUC leader... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 31 2014]
Male Motorcycle Passengers Banned as Medellin T... [Published InSight Crime - Jul 30 2014]
Did Don Berna's Brother Kill Pablo Escobar? [Published InSight Crime - Jul 29 2014]
Colombia’s Liberal Party picks Luis Fernando Ve... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 29 2014]
Ex-paramilitaries seek to form political party ... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 24 2014]
10 Colombia Senators ‘inherit’ votes from jaile... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 23 2014]
Racism on display in bizarre march in Vassar, M... [Published MetroTimes.com - Jul 23 2014]
Venezuelan executive, human-rights advocate Tho... [Published Miami Herald - Jul 22 2014]
Colombia's Tax Agency Boss Leaves Country Amid ... [Published InSight Crime - Jul 22 2014]
Medellín Kingpin Busted In Spain [Published High Times - Jul 21 2014]
‘EL Raton’ arrested in Spain [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Jul 21 2014]
Powerful Colombian drug lord arrested in Spain [Published Belize Reporter - Jul 20 2014]
'The Mouse': Colombian drug cartel leader is tr... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 20 2014]
'The Mouse': Colombian drug cartel leader is tr... [Published The Independent - Jul 20 2014]
Colombian druglord suspected in 400 murders nab... [Published New York Daily News - Jul 20 2014]
Spain arrests 'drug lord The Mouse' [Published BBC - Jul 19 2014]
Spanish police arrest suspected Colombian crime... [Published Reuters - Jul 19 2014]
Spanish police arrest Colombian drug boss [Published MSN New Zealand - Jul 19 2014]
New accusations pile-on for Colombia’s already ... [Published Colombia Reports - Jul 18 2014]
Former Colombian Spy Chief Charged in 1989 Poli... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - Jul 18 2014]
Former Dictator Sues Santa Monica-Based Video G... [Published Surf Santa Monica - Jul 18 2014]
Ex-millionaire: 'Framed for Escobar murders' [Published CNN - Jul 11 2014]
Was Kris Maharaj framed for Pablo Escobar-order... [Published CNN - Jul 04 2014]
Pablo Escobar's hippos are on the run in Colombia [Published GlobalPost - Jun 27 2014]
Treasury Designates Colombian Organized Crime G... [Published U.S. Treasury - Jun 26 2014]
US govt upgrades Colombia’s ‘Oficina de Envigad... [Published Colombia Reports - Jun 26 2014]
The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos [Published BBC - Jun 26 2014]
The Breakdown of Cartel Culture [Published Council on Hemispheric Affairs - Jun 25 2014]
A last plea as Colombia votes: 'Don't throw way... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 14 2014]
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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 ...
Real-life drug outlaw George Jung developing ac... [Published SiliconANGLE - Apr 02 2014]
George Jung aka “Boston George” was a real life major drug trafficker, drug smuggler and Medellin Cartel associate whose life story was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie Blow.  Currently incarcerated after a 1994 arrest in which he was caught ...
Hollywood Playbook: Tuesday's Top 5 News Items [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 01 2014]
Support Independent Film about Abortion Doctor and Serial Killer Kermit Gosnell Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer are best known for their well-received, fact-based documentaries that bust left-wing narratives wide open. Their most recent film, ...
How An Underemployed Michigan Rocker Chick Beca... [Published Wonkette - Feb 05 2014]
This is the stuff of Martin Scorsese movies, only without the inevitable stylized downfall. It’s been over five years since the following was published in Los Angeles City Beat, and I still think the cream of Cissie’s con was to run her operation ...
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