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Alfredo Corchado, the Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, has been reporting on Mexico’s drug war since 1994. The cartels have murdered journalists, and in 2007, Corchado was told he was their next target. Corchado joins us to talk about his new book, “Midnight in Mexico,” and to share his thoughts on immigration reform and Mexico’s future.

Guests:
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News

  • Candidus

    I’m far more concerned about the globalist mafia whose corporate members are attending the Bilderberg 2013 meeting, taking a break from jobs that involve polluting our planet with fracking and manufacturing, taking over our food supply with patented GMO foods, recording everything we do in the corporate surveillance state of cameras and social media, and hijacking our political systems. They’re attending Bilderberg to direct and ensure the merger of corporate and state power, which Mussolini called fascism. These are the real mafia, who are far more dangerous than some relatively small drug cartels in Mexico.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/05/bilderberg-2013-goldman-sachs-watford

    • Corchado

      There’s a link between the secretive Bilderberg group and the Mexican cartels: The bank HSBC has a presence at Bilderberg this year and this is the bank that got into hot water for laundering drug cartels’ money.
      Here’s the journalist Tony Gosling mentioning this:

  • Fay Nissenbaum

    Any comment from Alfredo about Mexico’s military incursions into the US? Both vehicles and even helicopters have been reported in Texas – I am surprised that this isn’t an international incident!

    If Mexico had asset forfeiture laws for criminals as we do, the money collected could help alleviate Mexico’s poverty. Are prosecutors scared or how high in the government does the narco-dollar corruption reach?

    • Mark Talmont

      The globalists want the border erased. Our national media stooges go along with whatever they are told by their corporate masters, note the “conspicuous by it’s absence” coverage of the “Fast and Furious” program, where an American Border Patrol officer was sent against machine-gun-wielding cartel operatives with a bean-bag gun; the cartels were armed by the DOJ (which unlike the previous program under Bush did not even tell the Mexicans about the gun-running). A lone reporter at CBS did her job (Cheryl Atkinson) in the face of tremendous pressure to stop.

      California’s San Joaquin valley is overrun with Mexican gangs. Multi-million dollar marijuana grows are broken up routinely in these poverty-stricken counties, usually with no arrests of the Mexican nationals who tend the grows; though in one case (never written up and only discussed on a local Fresno radio call-in program) 50 Mexicans were taken into custody–for one day until the Washington DC DOJ called the sheriff and told them to let them all go! What does that tell you about who is in charge of our government?

  • Fay Nissenbaum

    I am disappointed that Alfredo glossed over my question about military incursions into the US. That implies corrupt Americans and Mexicans working in concert. Here is judicialwatch, a respected news oversight group, reporting on the Mexican military seen and filmed over-flying San Antonio – and Alfredo’s answer was the “border is difficult to see”??!?! I am incredulous that a foreign military crossing an international border gets short shrift:
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/03/mexican-military-incursion-texas/
    EXCERPT:
    “Testifying before a U.S. Senate panel, Homeland Security officials said that more than 400 public corruption cases involving federal, state and local enforcement personnel in the crime-infested Mexican border region have been solved in the last two years alone. Additionally, 576 corruption cases were opened in 2009 involving Border Patrol agents.

    This makes the repeated Mexican military incursions all the more abominable, especially since U.S. officials know they’re occurring. Last year Judicial Watch obtained Homeland Security records documenting 226 incursions by Mexican government personnel into the United States between 1996 and 2005. ”

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