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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 …

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 trafficking 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 …

Mexico

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 …

Extreme Weather

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> …

Volkswagen

Bush Family Links to Nazi Germany: “A Famous American Family” Made its Fortune from the Nazis

<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> …

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. …

World History

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.

Cartels

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 …

Employment

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

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 agave-based spirit …

Snoop Dogg

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 …

Crime

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>…

Self Defense

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 …

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 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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 …

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>…

Russia

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 …

Motorcycles