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The Surprising True History Behind Cinco de Mayo

Today, Cinco de Mayo’s actual meaning can be easily lost in an abundance of margaritas—which might causing celebrants to completely overlook the real …

Mexico

We Met a Sinaloa Cartel Boss and One of His Human Traffickers

Comanche and Juan are almost invisible, which seems to be the point.<p><i>This is part of BORDER LINES, a Motherboard series about burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands. Follow along here.</i><p><b>Leer en español.</b><p>Comanche leans on the trunk of a beater gray two-door coupe, walkie-talkie …

nemfrog: “ “Republic of Texas and boundaries claimed by Texas from December 19, 1836 to November 25, 1850.” Today Wyoming, tomorrow the world. The history and geography of Texas as told in county...

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Cartel godfather to be freed from U.S. prison. More to follow soon.

Posted by DD. Some material republished from My San Antonio and Houston Chronicle<p>With all the fragmentation of the major cartels into smaller cartels …

Arms and Drug Trafficking in Africa. The Role of Boko Haram | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>According to Afripol, Boko Haram’s main source of the revenue is protection of drug and arms trafficking in Central and West Africa. This information</i> …

Convert a VW Jetta into Small Modern Pickup

Can you imagine driving a stylish small modern pickup capable of 40 miles per gallon? That doesn’t exist on any dealer lot, but with a used VW Jetta or Golf, a $3,500 kit available on eBay, and a few weekends, you can build it yourself.<p>The affordable Smyth Performance Volkswagen Jetta/Golf Truck …

Bush Family Links to Nazi Germany: “A Famous American Family” Made its Fortune from the Nazis | Washington's Blog

<i>By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who publishes Global Research.</i><p>Image: George W. Bush’s Grandfather, Senator Prescott Bush<p><i>“A famous American family” made</i> …

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

Drug cartels face many of the same incentives and constraints faced by any other business. Tom Wainwright, author of Narconomics, comments.

If Hitler Won World War II We’d Have A Better, More Just World Today

<i>by James Miller</i><p>Legendary U.S. General George S. Patton realized late in the war that the United States fought the wrong country. Patton felt the U.S. …

Court documents show ties between “El Chapo” Guzmán and Colombian cocaine

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán after his arrest in January 2016. Centro Federal de Readaptación Social<p>The fugitive drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has finally been recaptured after escaping from a Mexican prison. He may end up serving time in a notorious US "supermax" facility.<p>To get an idea of how …

Mexico

Help Wanted: 1,000 Cybersecurity Jobs At OPM, Post-Hack Hiring Approved By DHS

There are one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Where are all of those jobs? This week we take a look at the cybersecurity job boom in the U.S. government sector.<p>The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered the largest cyber attack over the past year, resulting in the theft of …

A Brazilian liquor you've never heard of is going to be everywhere in 2016

Getty Images<p>There was a time in the U.S. when most people didn't know what tequila was, but after the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, the …

How DEA Agents Took Down Mexico's Most Vicious Drug Cartel

… And how this helped give rise to the criminal empire of Chapo Guzmán<p><i>This story features violent images.</i><p>For 14 months<b>,</b> the first thing Dave Herrod, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, did every morning was boot up his laptop and begin tracking a 43-foot yacht with Dock …

How Hitler failed to assassinate Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill in one single hit

Everyone knows that the Allies tried to kill Adolf Hitler, but the Nazi leader managed to escape virtually unharmed in one almost-successful …

5 Buzzworthy Handguns Taking 2015 by Storm

<b>Gun Review: Sig Sauer’s M11-A1 9mm Handgun</b> by Leroy Thompson<p>There are a lot of features to like on the M11-A1. For example, it has …

Mike Lamb Names His 11 Essential Everyday Carry Items

Mike Lamb is a former Marine who has served as a Force Recon Marine as well as in some of the government’s top intelligence agencies around the world.<p>…

These Are The Beastie Boys’ Funniest Lyrics Ever

Over the course of their nearly 30-year career, the Beastie Boys gave us hundreds of genius lyrics. Their knack for obscure references, and rhymes that no one else could possibly think of is why they’re one of the most beloved rap groups of all-time. With that in mind, we’re looking at the funniest …

Beastie Boys

13 Google Chrome Tips That Will Make Your Life Better

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet …

Apps

Russia could be ISIS's next front

The November 13 attacks on Paris followed bombings in Bagdad, Beirut, and Ankara, as well as the likely downing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt on October 31.<p>Although it is extremely difficult to predict, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that Russia may be high on ISIS's list of targets.<p>…

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2: This Is Your Entry-Level Scrambler For Just $7,995

Been lusting after the lovely Ducati Scrambler, but not sure you’re ready for the 75 horsepower of that 803 cc motor? Ducati has you covered with …

The Western Journal

This tiny French town is still making pocketknives by hand

Though you might think they're reserved just for grandfathers and boy scouts, pocketknives are a tradition in a tiny French town.<p>The knife-making …

Daniel Craig in Mexico for Day of Dead premiere of 'Spectre'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leading actor Daniel Craig waxed poetic about the apocalyptic opening scenes in the James Bond flick "Spectre," as the film …

Anonymous drops names of KKK members online, including US politicians

Anonymous has released four separate drops that allegedly include the names and information of members of the Ku Klux Klan — a Christian white supremacy organization identified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The list, so far, has apparently …

Anti-Defamation League

6,600 federal inmates to be released this weekend

<b>(CNN) —</b> The biggest federal inmate release on record will take place this weekend.<p>About 6,600 inmates will be released, with 16,500 expected to get out the first year. More than 40,000 federal felons could be released early over the next several years, the U.S. Sentencing Commission said.<p>The …

Declassified report reveals Soviets were ready for nuclear war in 1983 — and U.S. had no idea

The 1983 US-Soviet “war scare” is one of the most controversial episodes of the Cold War.<p>Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, …

Goodbye Middle Class: 51% Of All American Workers Make Less Than $30,000 A Year

<i>Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,</i><b>We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.</b> According to …