Medellin Cartel

Type: Organization
Name: Medellin Cartel
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

WPost’s Slimy Assault on Gary Webb

Exclusive: The movie, “Kill the Messenger,” portrays the mainstream U.S. news media as craven for destroying Gary Webb rather than expanding on his investigation of the Contra-cocaine scandal. So, now one of those “journalists” is renewing the character ... [Published Consortium News - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Uribe’s approval ratings implode; Is Colombia’s ex-president’s Teflon coming off?

In spite of dozens of scandals including one that involved the killing of thousands of civilians, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has always maintained a high approval rating in his country. Until now.MORE: Alvaro UribeAccording to several polls ... [Published Colombia Reports - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Tampa story ‘The Infiltrator’ to star Bryan Cranston

TAMPA — The announcement today that the feature film “The Infiltrator” will be made somewhere in Florida raised hopes in the local movie industry that a story that took place in Tampa also will be made here.England-based production company Good Films ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Netflix's Ted Sarandos Meets Colombian President to Discuss 'Narcos'

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos met with cinephile Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday to discuss the country’s Colombian shoot of its original series Narcos , which is capitalizing on the country’s cash rebate incentive.Together ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Uribe called to trial over accusing TV network of being terrorism facilitators

Former president and current senator Alvaro Uribe was called to testify for claiming the capital Bogota’s public television network “serves terrorism.”During a September debate on Uribe’s alleged links with paramilitaries and the Medellin Cartel of Pablo ... [Published Colombia Reports - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Fortune magazine ranks top five global cartels

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 World War 4 Report - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Catherine Zeta-Jones to portray drug kingpin Griselda Blanco in new biopic

The 45-year-old star will portray Griselda Blanco in the upcoming film called 'The Godmother' which is set to be directed by Eva Sørhaug.Blanco was a fearsome figure at the centre of the Miami drug wars of the 1970s and 1980s - which was depicted in the ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 02 2014]
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 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 Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

How 'Popeye' became Pablo Escobar's favourite hitman

John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, who walked free from a Colombian prison on Tuesday night, initially wanted to be a policeman. But he ended up working for the world's richest drugs lord, and ordering the murder of 3,000 politicians, journalists, rival narcotraffickers ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 27 2014]

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...9 billion; and the "Ndrangheta, based in Calabria, with revenues of $4.5 billion. Number five is Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, with revenues of $3 billion."
...As for the alleged motive, Mr Maharaj was suing Mr Young for the fraud at the time. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, he later said, "If I’d wanted to kill him, surely I’d have waited until I got my money?"
...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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WPost’s Slimy Assault on Gary Webb [Published Consortium News - Oct 18 2014]
The CIA and Drug-Trafficking: Affidavit by Pete... [Published LewRockwell.com - Oct 18 2014]
‘Kill the Messenger’: Rare Truth-telling [Published Consortium News - Oct 16 2014]
Uribe’s approval ratings implode; Is Colombia’s... [Published Colombia Reports - Oct 10 2014]
Tampa story ‘The Infiltrator’ to star Bryan Cra... [Published Tampa Tribune - Oct 08 2014]
Fortune magazine ranks top five global cartels [Published World War 4 Report - Oct 02 2014]
Uribe called to trial over accusing TV network ... [Published Colombia Reports - Oct 02 2014]
Netflix's Ted Sarandos Meets Colombian Presiden... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Oct 02 2014]
Catherine Zeta-Jones to portray drug kingpin Gr... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 02 2014]
Catherine Zeta Jones Plays Fearsome Female Drug... [Published WebProNews - Oct 02 2014]
Catherine Zeta Jones Will Play Fearsome Female ... [Published WebProNews Feed - Oct 02 2014]
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]
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]
How 'Popeye' became Pablo Escobar's favourite h... [Published Telegraph - 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 ...
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