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Mexican Officer Held on Suspicion of Drug Cartel Connection

A fourth high-ranking Mexican army officer has been arrested for possible links with a drug trafficking cartel.

Mexico’s defense department announced that Lt Col Silvio Hernandez Soto had been detained for questioning.

Three generals, including a former deputy defense minister, have been arrested since Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation.

They are accused

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Corruption Rampant Along U.S. Mexican Border

COLUMBUS, N.M. — From a small hill at a state park here, the border town of Palomas, Mexico, can be made out through the desert haze. It lies four miles to the south, but the corruption that roils Palomas and the rest of Northern Mexico may as well be a block away.

During a

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Colombia Pushes Forward with Drug Crop Legalization

The Colombian House of Representatives Wednesday passed the first draft of a bill that seeks to legalize illicit crops.

The initiative calls for the decriminalization of growing plants such as coca, marijuana and opium poppies in the country.

Representative Hugo Velasquez Jaramillo, who proposed the bill, explained that although the cultivation of plants would

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Colombia: 8 Israelis suspected of drug trafficking

Local media reports claim Israeli ‘former military men’ also suspected of money laundering, exploitation of minors. Suspects deny allegations: ‘We’re legit businessmen’

Eight Israelis were arrested in Colombia on suspicion of drug trafficking, money laundering and exploitation of minors, the country’s chief prosecutor told local media outlets on Tuesday.

The suspects, who were described in

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Cops Urge Lawmakers to Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana

Cops and judges in the U.S. are asking Canadian lawmakers to learn from America’s mistakes and scrap harsher pot penalties in a controversial new crime bill.

The Conservatives have championed Bill C-10, dubbed the “Safe Streets and Communities Act,” as a way of ensuring the punishment fits the crime, and they have the support of

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Alex Jones: Putting the “War on Drugs” in Perspective

The sham that is the “war on Drugs”, this my friends should be obvious to most of our readers, but to those few that are still on the fence or are just plain stubborn on he matter of the alleged war on drugs here is an announcement from our friend and colleague Alex Jones

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Mexico City Under Siege From Drug Cartels

Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns

Suspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists

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Florida Drug Screening Violates 4th Amendment

(CNN) — A controversial law requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening has gone into effect in Florida.

Saying it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” Gov. Rick Scott signed the legislation in June.

“It’s the right thing for taxpayers,” Scott said after signing the measure. “It’s the right

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Drug War: Money Goes in Nothing Comes Out

A U.S. Senate subcommittee report this week called into question efforts to curb drug exports from Latin America, suggesting that billions in tax dollars had been wasted in no-bid contracts with no oversight on how the money was being spent or whether efforts were succeeding.

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IED Discovered in Texas

Last Sunday night, authorities in Brownsville, Texas, discovered an explosive device on Highway 77, just minutes from the Mexican border. The Brownsville Bomb Squad was dispatched to neutralize the explosive device.

Typical road-side bomb found in Reynosa and Matamoros, Mexico (accross the border from Brownsville, TX.). It may consist of one or more

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Medicine Moving Towards Mind Control

It may sound like something out of a science fiction plot, but Oxford researchers say that modern conventional medicine is gradually developing ways to change the moral states of humans through pharmaceutical drugs, and thus control the way people think and act in various life situations. These new drugs will literally have the ability to

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Advancement in Bomb and Drug Detection

Military and security funded scientists have been trying to develop better bomb-detecting technology for many years now. Most of what they come up with has obvious defects: typically sensors either don’t actually detect explosives but rather associated substances or shapes (metal detectors, X-ray systems) or they need to be very close to explosives or other

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Clinton Gives Opinion on Drug Legalization

In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said recently in a Mexican news interview that the United States cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because “there is just too much money in it.”

Asked by Denise Maerker

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10 Prescription Drugs Associated with Violence

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published a study in the journal PLoS One highlighting the worst prescription drug offenders that cause patients to become violent. Among the top-ten most dangerous are the antidepressants Pristiq (desvenlafaxine), Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac (fluoxetine).

Concerns about the extreme negative side effects of many popular antidepressant and

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CIA Banker Develops Drug Habit in Federal Prison

The strange case of accused swindler and suspected CIA banker R. Allen Stanford became a whole lot stranger last week.

During a preliminary hearing in Houston, U.S. District Judge David Hittner ruled that Stanford, charged with orchestrating an $8 billion dollar Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors, cannot be tried until he

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Cops Illegally Seize $190,000

Two brothers who say police unlawfully seized more than $190,000 from them during a traffic stop had been under surveillance and were suspected of drug-dealing, a lawyer for the city of Aurora said today during a court hearing.

Though neither Jose nor Jesus Martinez is charged with a crime, authorities are seeking forfeiture of $190,040

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Memory Erasing Drugs Researched

Drug researchers are working on a mind-altering chemical that could erase your memories. It’s all being pursued under the umbrella of “mental health” with claims that this could help victims of emotional trauma. The idea that you can “heal” a patient by chemically lobotomizing them is, of course, entirely consistent with the core mythology

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I Spy with my Google Eye…. Drug Dealers

A gang of alleged drug dealers have been caught after they were photographed at work by the Google Street View car.

The gang were selling heroin and marijuana outside a grocery store in Brooklyn, New York, when the Google driver went past and inadvertently took their picture.

The street corner where they worked was

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Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Trained at Ft. Bragg

The US military may have inadvertently taught one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels advanced military tactics, an al-Jazeera investigation alleges.

In the early 1990s, members of an elite Mexican military squad were trained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics techniques. Ironically, somewhere between 30 and 200 of the approximately

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Mexican Drug Cartel Assassins claimed on the Loose

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PHOENIX – A recently leaked memo from the Department of Homeland Security alerts law enforcement agencies that assassins are being hired by drug cartels in an effort to improve drug trafficking through Arizona.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says the leaked memo was sent to law enforcement agencies throughout the southwest. Sheriff

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