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EX-DEA AGENT: What I did when a drug dealer tried to bribe me with $3 million

VIDEO: Retired DEA agent and "Deal" author Mike Vigil spent roughly 20 years undercover in Mexico and Colombia. He spent a lot of time working alongside killers and drug dealers. He made a lot of arrests throughout his career, however there is one in particular that stands out as one of the most memorable. It's when he arrested Juan Ramon Matta-Ballesteros who was linked to the murder of a fellow DEA agent. This is what happened during the arrest.
EX-DEA AGENT: What I did when a drug dealer tried to bribe me with $3 million
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Mexico Politics: The Security Outlook Post “Chapo” Guzmán’s Capture

The capture in February of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel (Mexico’s leading drug-trafficking organisation), was a major coup for the government of the president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and helped to refute criticism that he had been soft-pedalling security strategy since taking office in December 2012. […]
Mexico Politics: The Security Outlook Post “Chapo” Guzmán’s Capture
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Facebook Lifts Ban On Gruesome Decapitation Videos

Facebook now allows the posting of gruesome decapitation videos popular especially among militant groups in the Middle East, North Africa, and South America, the BBC reports. The social media company had banned such violent material earlier this year in May, citing concerns about spreading viral psychological damage among its users. […]
Facebook Lifts Ban On Gruesome Decapitation Videos
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Reports That Mexican Drug Kingpin Died In Shootout Almost Certainly False

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=c76b1b935f6c44eb9bdf87b4fe4c211c&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2000&adte=1339787434&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=c76b1b935f6c44eb9bdf87b4fe4c211c&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Twitter has been roiling after a Guatemala official told reporters Thursday that one of two victims of a gunfight looked like the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.The rumour and subsequent investigation has proven irresistible as numerous outlets have speculated on the Sinaloa cartel kingpin’s […]
Reports That Mexican Drug Kingpin Died In Shootout Almost Certainly False
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Weed Legalization Could Set Off A Radical Chain Of Events In Latin America

[credit provider=”YouTube/gringo4e” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4QFjJh12aY”] The top advisor to incoming Mexican president Peña Nieto said the world’s first full legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington “changes the rules of the game” in the war on drugs, The Washington Post reports.Mexican officials have called for a review of joint U.S.-Mexico drug policies because, […]
Weed Legalization Could Set Off A Radical Chain Of Events In Latin America
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Mexican Cartels Are Flooding US Cities With High Quality Meth

[credit provider=”AP”] Mexican cartels are pumping exceptionally cheap, high quality methamphetamine into the United States, Jim Salter of The Associated Press reports. Cartel meth—which is 90 per cent pure—now accounts for as much as 80 per cent of the meth sold in the U.S., according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Mexican Cartels Are Flooding US Cities With High Quality Meth
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US Official: Mexican Police That Shot Up CIA Vehicle Were Attempting A Hit For A Cartel

[credit provider=”CNN” url=”http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/28/world/americas/mexico-us-shooting/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+%28RSS%3A+World%29&utm_content=Google+Reader”] A senior U.S. official told the Associated Press that the Mexican federal police who shot up a U.S. embassy vehicle on Aug. 24 were attempting an assassination for a drug cartel. “That’s a ‘We are specifically trying to kill the people in this vehicle’ [sort of operation],” a U.S. official […]
US Official: Mexican Police That Shot Up CIA Vehicle Were Attempting A Hit For A Cartel
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Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border

[credit provider=”DOJ National Drug Threat Assessment 2011″ url=”http://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs44/44849/44849p.pdf”] Leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor cite a Mexican diplomat who says the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the United States and has sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the […]
Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border
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Researchers Identify Horribly Burnt Body With DNA From Inside Maggots

[credit provider=”zimpenfish via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimpenfish/2704085743/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Police in Mexico recently discovered a body burned beyond recognition in a remote patch of woods just off a country road. The hands and feet were missing. There was no physical evidence nearby except a school graduation ring. The body was in such bad shape […]
Researchers Identify Horribly Burnt Body With DNA From Inside Maggots
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DEA: Mexican Cartels In Chicago Are ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’ As They Run The City’s Drug Game

[credit provider=”Flickr/Edu-Tourist” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdorn/116503453/”] Mexican cartels are using Chicago gangs to traffic billions of dollars worth of drugs while concealing themselves in the city’s Mexican population, Jason Howerton of The Blaze reports. Jack Riley, special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), told The Blaze […]
DEA: Mexican Cartels In Chicago Are ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’ As They Run The City’s Drug Game
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