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  • House Republicans demand details on Dems' mysterious trips to Mexico

    09/09/2019 7:58:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/09/2019 | Adam Shaw, Brooke Singman
    Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling on their Democratic colleagues to provide more details about a series of trips taken to Mexico while staff were touring border detention facilities, amid reports that at least one Democrat has been involved in “coaching” migrants there on how to exploit U.S. immigration law. In a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., obtained by Fox News, ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said there were at least two committee staff trips into Mexico in August — one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S. “Although...
  • ICE says Maryland county released MS-13-linked illegal immigrant murder suspects

    05/21/2019 1:09:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Two teens arrested on murder charges last week in Maryland were supposed to be deported last year, but police in Prince George’s County refused to turn them over to ICE, the immigration agency said Tuesday. The teens, Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17, both Salvadoran, are connected to the violent MS-13 gang, police say. They stand accused, along with 14-year-old Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, of killing another 14-year-old police say the teens feared would rat them out about another crime. Both Josue and Joel were in custody in Prince George’s County last year on attempted murder charges from another...
  • Pablo Escobar’s brother is raising money to impeach Donald Trump

    01/09/2019 1:19:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Within Nigeria ^ | January 9, 2019 | Aanu Damilare
    Roberto (El Osito) Escobar, the brother of the infamous late Colombian drug Lord Pablo Escobar, is raising money in an attempt to impeach the US president. El Osito launched a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes of raising US$50 million in donations for his company Escobar Inc. But GoFundMe removed the page shortly after it was posted. On the page, Escobar claimed to be “holding dirty secrets of President Trump, his family and associates.” The appeal on his GoFundMe read:  Pablo Escobar is a South American, also known as ‘Latino,’ legendary hero, who helped millions of people in his home...
  • Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

    02/18/2017 5:38:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 2/17/2017 | Claire Bernish
    Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.” In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.” “The drug business is very different than what we dreamed,” he continues. “What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.” “He did not make the money alone,” Marroquín elaborated in an...
  • Art of the Drug Deal? Seized Heroin Bore Trump's Image

    02/05/2017 1:59:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 4, 2017
    It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump. As Tampa news station WFLA reports, law enforcement officers seized 5,550 packages of heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County, culminating a months-long investigation into heroin distribution in the area. Some of the packets bore the names or likenesses of other notorious figures, such as Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. Authorities couldn't explain the markings' purpose. Dealers often stamp heroin bags with street "brand names." Top...
  • Legendary drug lord Pablo Escobar lost $2.1 billion in cash each year — and it didn't matter

    09/11/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/2015 | Amanda Macias
    At the peak of his power, infamous Medellín cartel boss Pablo Escobar brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, easily making him one of the wealthiest drug lords in history. Escobar, known as the "king of cocaine," saw his wealth grow so immense that he stashed piles of cash in Colombian farming fields, dilapidated warehouses, and in the walls of cartel members' homes, according to Roberto Escobar, the cartel's chief accountant and the kingpin's brother, in his book, "The Accountant's Story: Inside the violent world of the Medellín cartel." "Pablo was earning so much that each year...
  • Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: A Growing Problem

    06/30/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them. It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar's death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 miles north-west of Bogota, began phoning the Ministry of Environment to report sightings of a peculiar animal. "They found a creature in a river that they had never seen before, with small ears and a really big mouth," recalls Carlos Valderrama, from the charity Webconserva. He went to look, and found...
  • Modern Day Ruins: Late Medellin Cartel Leader Pablo Escobar's Estates Abandoned, in Ruins (Photos)

    09/24/2012 11:17:03 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 24, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Photos of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s abandoned private island At the height of his power, Pablo Escobar was worth an estimated $3 billion (USD) and his Medellín Cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. So he may have had a few extra dollars to throw around on a private island. In fact, many drug lords had luxurious villas on small islands off the coast of Cartagena, islands that have since been abandoned by their human occupants. Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands."...
  • Tucson Officer files papers. Saying AZ’s 2nd largest city, is 60 Mi So. of the International Border

    04/29/2010 2:37:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 33 replies · 1,711+ views ^ | 4-29-10 | CNN
    Read the complaint (PDF) In the PDF copy of the suit:
  • Escobar's Hippo Killed, Two Still On The Run

    07/11/2009 4:06:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 798+ views ^ | July 11, 2009
    Bounty hunters have killed one of three fugitive hippos who escaped from a zoo founded by the fallen Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar. The other two remain on the run in the north west of the South American country. The one-and-a-half ton male was killed by two hunters near a river in Antioquia province on June 18, but the news was first reported on Friday by Colombian news media. The three mammals bust loose from the zoo two years ago, surviving on the lush vegetation of the steamy Magdalena valley, far from their native Africa, ever since. Colombian wildlife authorities...
  • Apocalypse Now, or Alottanukes Soon

    11/14/2002 7:48:21 AM PST · by newuserOH2002 · 190 replies · 1,860+ views
    Asia Times ^ | November 15, 2002 | Pepe Escobar
    <p>At a time when a tape handed over to the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television station has received widespread expose for its purported comments by Osama bin Laden in praise of recent terror events around the world, another al-Qaeda message released to the same station has received little coverage.</p> <p>Al-Jazeera was granted an interview with one Mohammed al-Usuquf, allegedly al-Qaeda's number three. Al-Usuquf is said to be a doctor in physics and to hold a masters degree in international economics. A copy of the interview was sent to the prestigious Arab-language daily Al Quds Al Arabi, edited in London, but it was not printed.</p>
  • Counterinsurgency run amok

    11/17/2004 7:10:14 AM PST · by mondoman · 34 replies · 957+ views
    Asia Times On-Line ^ | 11/18/04 | Pepe Escobar
    "The people who are doing the beheadings are extremists ... the people slaughtering Iraqis - torturing in prisons and shooting wounded prisoners - are 'American heroes'. Congratulations, you must be so proud of yourselves today." - Iraqi girl blogger Riverbend Whom are you going to trust: Fallujah civilians who risked their lives to escape, witnesses such as Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, hospital doctors, Amnesty International, top United Nations human-rights official Louise Arbour, the International Committee of the Red Cross; or the Pentagon and US-installed Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi? On the humanitarian front, Fallujah is a tragedy. The city has virtually...
  • Return of the Moor

    03/19/2004 6:27:44 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 19 replies · 206+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Mar 18, 2004 | Pepe Escobar
    The Spanish press has finally confirmed it: the outgoing government of premier Jose Maria Aznar - just like the Bush administration and the British government in relation to the non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - lied and manipulated information concerning responsibility for the Madrid bombings. Since the morning of March 11, hours after the bombings took place, journalists at the Spanish news agency EFE knew that the official version blaming Basque separatists from ETA was false. According to the journalists, "already in the morning, EFE learned about the existence of a cellphone configured in Arabic, the van found...
  • The new JFK [European kissing Kerry's feet alert]

    03/19/2004 7:24:12 AM PST · by syriacus · 9 replies · 372+ views
    In the US Democratic Party's wildest dreams, a Swift boat in the Mekong Delta loaded with a "band of brothers" has what it takes to torpedo aircraft carrier George W Bush all the way back to Crawford, Texas. And the Swift's commander-in-charge is none other than JFK. The "other" JFK: John Forbes Kerry, the dream anti-Bush. Diplomats tell Asia Times Online that the internationalist, Vietnam War hero JFK is already the European Union's favorite presidential candidate - and other parts of the world are not far behind. Even the shifting sands in Mesopotamia know that the Bushite smear machine will...
  • Officer out on bond after murder indictment in shooting death of teen [Houston PD]

    The Houston police officer who shot 14-year-old Eli Escobar was indicted for murder Wednesday. Officer A.J. Carbonneau turned himself in early Wednesday night and has already bonded out. He argued his gun accidentally fired during a struggle with 14-year-old Eli Escobar. And late Wednesday a grand jury disagreed. It charged him with murder following last November's deadly incident outside an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Mangum. Carbonneau claimed the teen kicked him in the groin during a criminal mischief call, so he drew his pistol. That, the officer says, is when he was kicked in the arm causing...
  • Man Gets Bond in Colombian Drug Lord Case

    09/07/2003 1:55:53 AM PDT · by witnesstothefall · 4 replies · 156+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/5/03 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON, Sep 05, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- A federal judge granted bond Friday to a British man who spent nearly a decade on the lam until arrested this week on charges he attempted to buy a U.S. fighter plane to kill a former Colombian drug lord. The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy will allow David Brian Tomkins, 63, to stay with a sister-in-law in Ohio if she agrees to help him post the $5,000 needed to make bail. The judge said she was "kind of torn" about granting bond to a man with a history of...
  • Democrats Keep Legislative Seat in South Texas Special Election

    05/07/2003 1:24:13 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 197+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | 05-07-03 | Collins, Quincy C.
    Escobar succeeds Rangel in Dist. 43 He beats Matz to keep seat in Kingsville By Quincy C. Collins Caller-Times May 7, 2003 KINGSVILLE - Democrat Juan M. Escobar, from Kingsville won Texas House District 43 in a runoff election Tuesday, replacing Irma Rangel, another Democrat from Kingsville who held the seat for more than 25 years and helped shaped Texas politics. Escobar, received 62 percent - or 5,363 votes - to Harlingen Republican James R. Matz' 37 percent - or 3,209 votes, according to complete unofficial returns. "This is about the people of District 43, not about Juan Esbocar," Escobar...