Medellin Cartel

Type: Organization
Name: Medellin Cartel
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 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 - 14 hours ago]
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
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers join forces in Guatemala, paper says

Drug cartels from Colombia and Mexico have formed an alliance to produce designer drugs and cocaine in Guatemala that will later be smuggled into the United States, the Prensa Libre newspaper reported Tuesday. Drug traffickers are focusing on Guatemala ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

10-year crimes against humanity fugitive arrested in Panama

A COLOMBIAN FUGITIVE who has been on the run for over 10 years and is wanted by Interpol on charges of murder, torture and other crimes against humanity, has been arrested in Panama, police reported on Friday, August 29..Armando Alberto Pérez Betancourt,known ... [Published Newsroom Panama - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

They’ve released ‘Popeye’ – Pablo Escobar’s Hitman, Responsible For 300+ Killings

Related PostsIt seems like anyone can get a reduced sentence for good behaviour, even Pablo Escobar’s notorious hitman, Jhon Jairo Velázquez Vásquez AKA Popeye.Popeye was Escobar’s assassin that dealt with all the dirty work of the Medellin Cartel and ... [Published 2Oceans Vibe News - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Netflix Orders First French Original Series

Netflix 's international push continues.The streaming network has ordered its first original French production, appropriately titled Marseille . The project, which garnered an eight episode straight-to-series order, is being billed as as a  tale of power, ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Head Hitman of Medellin Cartel Released from Prison

BOGOTA One of Colombias most notorious hitmen, known as Popeye, who admitted committing at least 300 murders, has been released after spending 22 years in jail in the central region of Boyaca, official sources reported.John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, who ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 11 reports

22 years for 100s of murders? Pablo Escobar’s favorite hitman walks free

21:12John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, aka 'Popeye' (AFP Photo / Javier Nieto-El Tiempo)A top hitman for infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who confessed to murdering hundreds of people, has been set free after 22 years behind bars, despite protests ... [Published Russia Today - Aug 27 2014]

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Popeye, who puts his odds on survival outside the prison walls at just 20%, is now contrite. "I want to teach the youth of Colombia that they don't have to sell their lives for a Mercedes-Benz or the pants of a beauty queen, like I did" he said upon his relase. "Perhaps they will give me that opportunity." ( SMH , LAHT , Radio Australia , Colombia Reports , Aug. 28; EFE , Aug. 26)
...Other upcoming projects include Narcos, a drama based on Pablo Escobar "s Medellin Cartel, and an untitled Spanish-language comedy from director Gaz Alazraki . It is also expanding into unscripted fare with a rich deal with Chelsea Handler for a new late-night talk show and comedy specials slated for a 2015 debut. Chef's Table" s pickup comes one week after Netflix ordered the third and final season of the under-the-radar horror thriller Hemlock Grove
Added Katie O'Connell, CEO of Gaumont International Television: "The fan support of Hemlock Grove has been amazing and we are thrilled Netflix recognizes this and is rewarding the fans with a third and final season. We look forward to delivering a thrilling, suspenseful and bold narrative for this final chapter. Working closely with Netflix has and continues to be an invaluable collaboration for Gaumont International Television."
"This is happening because the Mexican cartels took ownership of the distribution routes in Mexico after the death of (Medellin cartel leader) Pablo Escobar and the Colombians are focusing on the production of drugs, mainly cocaine" Leiva said

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Colombia: freed cartel hitman demands protection [Published World War 4 Report - 14 hours ago]
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]
Is Pablo Escobar Treasure Hunt Linked to Hitman... [Published InSight Crime - Aug 29 2014]
They’ve released ‘Popeye’ – Pablo Escobar’s Hit... [Published 2Oceans Vibe News - Aug 29 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Head Hitman of ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
Netflix Orders First French Original Series [Published Hollywood Reporter - Aug 28 2014]
22 years for 100s of murders? Pablo Escobar’s f... [Published Russia Today - Aug 27 2014]
Pablo Escobar’s top assassin, ‘Popeye,’ is out ... [Published Washington Post - Aug 27 2014]
Pablo Escobar's Killer-in-Chief Gets Early Pris... [Published InSight Crime - Aug 27 2014]
Colombia frees Escobar hit man [Published WDSU New Orleans - Aug 27 2014]
Popeye, Head Hitman of Medellin Cartel, Release... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - Aug 27 2014]
How 'Popeye' became Pablo Escobar's favourite h... [Published Telegraph - Aug 27 2014]
Pablo Escobar's Right-Hand Man Freed From Colom... [Published Business Insider - Aug 27 2014]
Top Colombian drug hitman ‘Popeye’ is freed [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - Aug 27 2014]
Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' released [Published Al Jazeera - Aug 27 2014]
Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye' [Published BBC - Aug 27 2014]
Top Colombian drug hitman who killed 300 is freed [Published Digital Journal - Aug 27 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 ...
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, ...
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