- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
15 January 2012
Overview/ Long Read
So much savagery in Mexico.
Why the gruesome decapitations...burned bodies...and many mass narco fosas/ hidden graves?
The government recently put its narco death toll since Dec. 2006...at 47,515.
NGOs say Mexico is low-balling the tragic numbers.
But there is little argument about the cause...an estimated $39 billion a year in drug profits!
Still...the violence stumps many in the USA.
"How much is enough to the cartels? How many billions justify how many deaths to them?" said a DEA spokesman. "Mexico is their home, too. Their families live there. At what point does the violence cripple their ability to conduct business?"