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  • Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: Fentanyl a ‘Chinese Operation Much More than It Is a Mexican Drug Cartel Operation’

    03/02/2024 3:13:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    Fentanyl is a “Chinese operation much more than it is a Mexican drug cartel operation,” Peter Schweizer, author of Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans, said during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday. Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) and senior contributor at Breitbart News, explained how the Chinese are using fentanyl as a weapon against the United States. “A lot of the people involved in the fentanyl trade actually have senior positions in the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] or they’re advisers to the CCP government, but the links in this...
  • Gov. Noem to Newsmax: Cartels Infiltrating Protected Tribal Lands

    02/01/2024 9:51:51 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 January 2024 | Michael Katz
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem ... Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on tribal reservations in her state because they know the federal government has jurisdiction over those lands, and that the Biden administration is "letting it happen." "Even though South Dakota isn't a neighboring state to Texas, we're on the front lines of this thing," Noem said .. "I've got nine Native American tribes, and the cartels are set up on our tribal grounds. They are facilitating this drug trafficking, this human trafficking through my tribal grounds here in South Dakota because I don't have jurisdiction there....
  • Mexico: 14 kidnapped from village that rose up and killed cartel members

    01/18/2024 6:58:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 28, 2023
    A drug cartel in central Mexico has kidnapped 14 local residents, including four children, in apparent retaliation for an uprising by angry farmers earlier this month that killed 10 cartel gunmen, officials said. Farmers in the village of Texcaltitlán and a neighboring hamlet had apparently grown tired of cartel extortions. Armed only with sickles and hunting rifles, they chased down suspected gang members amid bursts of automatic gunfire on 8 December, hacking, shooting and burning them. Four villagers also died in the clash. Prosecutors said late on Wednesday that the cartel then abducted 14 people, including four children between the...
  • New law propels gay rights in Mexico - (Coahuila moves boldly with civil unions as nation watches)

    03/05/2007 11:29:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 854+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/5/07 | S. Lynne Walker - Copley News Service
    SALTILLO, Mexico – Gabby and Ana are in love. So are Marco Antonio and Juan Carlos. Under a sweeping new law allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions, they are planning to turn their love into a legal commitment. Legislators in the dusty northern border state of Coahuila have stunned Mexico by giving same-sex couples property and inheritance rights long reserved for married heterosexuals. It is a first for this predominantly Roman Catholic country, a measure so swift and so bold that it surprised even the gay community. All of a sudden, gay rights are on the national agenda. Since...
  • Threat led to security change at U.S. base

    11/29/2007 11:45:44 AM PST · by driftdiver · 7 replies · 146+ views
    Security News Wire ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Law enforcement documents have revealed security measures at Fort Huachuca in Arizona were changed after warnings of a possible terror attack. The documents said an estimated 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were planning with the help of Mexican drug cartels to sneak into the United States through underground tunnels and attack the base, the largest intelligence-training center in the country, with high-powered weapons, The Washington Times reported Monday. "A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," said one of the documents, a Federal Bureau...
  • Criminal [Iranian] Kingpin Leads Drugs Trade Thanks To IRGC

    05/18/2023 1:35:17 PM PDT · by AdmSmith · 3 replies
    Iran International ^ | 18MAY2023 | Staff
    The Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have made a criminal Iran’s leading drug lord, Iran International can reveal. Information obtained by Iran International shows how Naji Sharifi-Zindashti and his cartel now dominate the narcotics trade thanks to the support of the government militia. His extraordinary rise comes despite his having killed a prison guard in Iran and fleeing abroad, only to return with impunity. Investigative reporter Mojtaba Pourmohsen has uncovered how a recent rise in the number of executions of convicts sentenced to death on drug-related charges is the result of infighting between rival drug cartels with connections within the...
  • Another president with a son problem: The Hunter Biden syndrome goes international

    03/06/2023 7:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/06/2023 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    It turns out that President Biden is not the only president with a son in the news. Down in Colombia, recently elected President Gustavo Petro is getting questions about his son too. This is the story: Colombia's attorney general's office said on Friday it will begin an investigation into accusations that President Petro's oldest son took money from drug traffickers in exchange for including them in his father's peace efforts.Nicolas Petro, a lawmaker in Atlantico province, has said he has had nothing to do with the president's efforts to make peace or surrender deals with rebels and criminal gangs, and...
  • El Chapo's wife is arrested in DC after witness agrees to testify that she masterminded a $3 million plan to break her husband out of a Mexican jail and avoid extradition to the US as she's also charged with smuggling drugs

    02/22/2021 11:45:11 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 23 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    The wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been arrested at Washington DC's Dulles Airport and charged with drug trafficking, with an informant accusing her of masterminding a $3 million plan to break him out of Mexico's jails. Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen with both U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was detained on Monday in the first major cartel detention of Joe Biden's administration. She will appear in court on Tuesday before Judge Harvey G. Michael, charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S.
  • U.S. officials admit losing ‘operational control’ of border, drug cartels poised to seize it

    05/13/2023 10:32:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Just the News ^ | Updated: May 13, 2023 - 11:15pm | John Solomon
    With just two words, the top uniformed officer in the Customs and Border Protection agency sent shockwaves across official Washington two months ago when asked whether his agency has operational control of the southern U.S. border. "No, sir," Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told Congress in a shocking admission that exposed just how badly border security has deteriorated under President Joe Biden. At the time, illegal crossings at the border in March were averaging 5,000 a day, far more than the historical average of 2,000 daily at the end of the Trump administration. By last week, those crossing had exploded...
  • Brazil Military Kills “Red Command” Cartel Leaders, Prepares Take Over

    12/05/2022 10:34:11 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 43 replies
    In an unusual step for the military, the Army has invaded favelas of Rio de Janeiro and killed top leaders of the Comando Vermelho (Red Command) drug cartel, which supports the Communist criminal Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Observers take this to indicate the beginning of a federal military intervention. The drug gangs were the only ones to celebrate the alleged election victory by criminal Lula Oct. 30, firing automatic weapons in the air in the favelas. President Bolsonaro cracked down hard on the Brazilian drug gangs. (snip)Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, will be in Brasilia today Monday 5...
  • Mayorkas Refuses to Explain Why Child Exploitation Has Exploded Under His Watch; Denies DHS Lost Track of 85,000 Migrant Children

    04/19/2023 4:36:33 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 Apr, 2023 | Debra Heine
    During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refused to explain why an exponential surge in child smuggling and exploitation has happened under his watch and denied that the Department had lost track of 85,000 of these children. Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2021, 345,807 unaccompanied minors have been allowed to enter the United States through the southwest land border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show. As American Greatness has previously reported, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) habitually releases migrant children to unvetted “sponsors” who force them to take...
  • Why Wait Republicans? Impeach Biden Now

    04/17/2023 8:15:46 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 44 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | April 17, 2023 | Jeff Crouere
    President Joe Biden spends too much time on vacation and not “working” for the American people. For example, he just returned from a four-day vacation in Ireland but has ignored the victims of the poisonous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. In fact, Biden has been on vacation an astounding 326 days or 40% of his presidency.
  • Texas sheriff: We’re experiencing 'silent invasion' of military age men

    02/27/2023 4:28:05 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 2/27/2023 | Bethany Blankley |
    What's happening at the southern U.S. border with Mexico is in fact an invasion, Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe says. “We’re experiencing a silent invasion of military age men,” Coe told The Center Square when describing what his deputies have been increasingly facing over the past two years. He spoke with The Center Square during an Operation Lone Star task force multi-day operation during which law enforcement officers rescued foreign nationals from a burning vehicle and revived a five-year-old girl being smuggled who’d been stashed inside of a car’s trunk. The “silent invasion,” Coe said, is being committed primarily by...
  • Blockbuster Report: Biden’s Open Borders for Child Migrants Horror: Dozens of Kids Killed...

    02/25/2023 7:24:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/25/2023 | Kristinn Taylor
    The New York Times published a blockbuster report on Saturday that details massive nationwide child labor horrors taking place because of Joe Biden opening the border to unaccompanied children in 2021 after President Trump fought hard to shut down child trafficking. The children are working to pay off their debts to cartel traffickers and their sponsors here, as well as to send remittances to their families back home. The Times found children working in factories and plants of major American companies and their suppliers across the country. “Migrant child labor benefits both under-the-table operations and global corporations, the Times found....
  • Mexico’s Ex-Top Security Official Is Convicted of Cartel Bribery

    02/21/2023 1:08:11 PM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/21/23
    Genaro García Luna, once the architect and public face of Mexico’s bloody war on its powerful criminal groups, was convicted on Tuesday in a New York courtroom of betraying his country and colleagues by taking millions of dollars in bribes from the violent drug cartels he was meant to be pursuing. The guilty verdict, which came after three days of deliberation in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, was a stunning downfall for Mr. García Luna, a jut-jawed former law-enforcement officer who was so enmeshed in his country’s security establishment that he was often described as the J. Edgar Hoover of...
  • Who gains from New York’s pro-crime culture? Kathy Hochul and drug cartels

    09/14/2022 5:20:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    new York Post ^ | September 13, 2022 | Bob McManus
    Two-plus years into New York’s war on public order, it’s clear who the victims have been: Blood-spattered city sidewalks from Brooklyn to Buffalo speak for themselves. But cui bono — who are the beneficiaries? Gov. Kathy Hochul, for one. And the Mexican drug cartels. Hochul because she’s soaring politically as the titular head of a Democratic Party that elevates post-George Floyd ideology over common sense and public safety. She’s Andrew Cuomo’s cynical little sister in this regard — not so bombastic as her predecessor but equally invested in the criminal justice “reforms” that have turned so many urban neighborhoods into...
  • Meth has changed, and it’s sabotaging Oregon’s mental health system

    08/04/2022 1:25:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 85 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 08/04/2022 | Emily Green (The Lund Report)
    Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series In the state with the highest rate of meth use in the nation, the drug is driving severe mental illness among criminal defendants at the state psychiatric hospital, and other patients are paying the price.Every time Anthony Ware got out of prison, he noticed the meth in Portland tasted more like chemicals. “My daily routine was like, wake up, eat a piece, let that kick in, and then smoke to keep my high,” he said of that time in his life. It was the “good stuff,” cooked by local bikers,...
  • Mexican Cartels Fly 9,000 Drone Flights into U.S. to Surveil Law Enforcement Operations

    04/14/2022 6:04:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | 4/12/2022 | judicialwatch
    Mexican drug cartels have conducted more than 9,000 drone flights into U.S. airspace in the last year to surveil American law enforcement and security operations in the southern border region, a senior Homeland Security official told Judicial Watch this week. The drones are observing federal, state, county, and city agencies near the Mexican border, including the U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas National Guard, county sheriffs and local police. The Border Patrol, which operates under Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has captured about a dozen of the drones, and accessed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) guidance and...
  • Greg Casar wins Democratic primary for Austin and San Antonio area congressional seat

    03/02/2022 6:38:52 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | MARCH 1, 2022 | ABBY LIVINGSTON
    Casar will be among the most progressive members of Congress ever to serve from Texas. During his tenure on the City Council, he was best known for supporting cuts to the police department and his fight against the encampment bans that had translated into homeless citizens living in tents in public parks and under Interstate 35 bridges. He had the backing of prominent progressives like U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but also the support of prominent locals like Austin Mayor Steve Adler and former state Sen. Wendy Davis. Rodriguez, seen as his most competitive rival, warned...
  • Mexico: Canadians killed at resort over international gang debts, police say

    01/25/2022 4:20:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The killing of two Canadians at a resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast last week was motivated by debts between international gangs apparently dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking, according to a senior Mexican prosecutor. “The investigations indicate that this attack was motivated by debts that arose from transnational illegal activities that the victims participated in,” said Oscar Montes, the chief prosecutor of the Quintana Roo state, on Tuesday. “The information [is] that they were involved in weapons and drug trafficking, among other crimes.”