colombian cartel

first piece for the @stanchez-summer-sizzle

The perfect date is a romantic kiss at sunset on a rooftop while you blow up the Colombian drug cartel that double-crossed you in the background.

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Originally posted by kyungso

Boogie Nights & Colombian White - The Cartel Masterlist

A/N: part of EXO 1970′s Cartel AU Collab Project, this one is Kyungsoo’ part! Special thanks to @kpopfanfictrash & @the-porcelain-doll-xo for letting me use their characters plus to @rudeboywonho & @igot7bangtanbaes for a read through, as well <3

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Rating: M for Mature themes, mentions of drugs, explicit language

Genre: Angst/Action

Do Kyungsoo - The Fed

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30 years ago and a few parallel dimensions away, stan, rick and lil’ beth are on the run from the cops, the colombian cartel, and rick’s ex-wife…
(why of course i have an overly-elaborate 80s stanchez au, is that even a question
i need to lock down a design for young!beth, haha.  she has dark hair since i hc rick as having black hair, and adult beth seems like she’d be a bottle blonde.)

anonymous asked:

I know I sound like a baby for this, but all this coke talk is making me so uncomfortable. My entire life has been burnt to the ground by coke and crack addicts for 45 years who couldn't successfully shake it after countless rehab and jail stints, and the sweeping under the rug of Harry (and Louis, lbr) ever ~~~possibly (to use their favorite phrase) having a problem is just... it makes me so uncomfortable. Ask Colombians or drug cartel victims if coke is just a FUN PARTY DRUG FOR RICH PEOPLE!!!

You don’t sound like a baby at all. Yours is an important pov, especially for a fandom that likes to live in fantasyland. I’m sorry for what you’ve been through. Hope you’re ok.

I dunno that any member of 1D had an actual problem. I just don’t see the evidence at this point. I wouldn’t be surprised if they all dabbled. We know they all smoke weed. But like I already said, even if they did, that still wouldn’t be reason to condemn them.

I also think some fans do play a role online trying to be cool. That probably accounts for some of the dismissive attitudes in addition to fan bias. People are so basic.  

Mayday Part 10: Fury

You discover that Nick Fury is not dead as the world has been lead to believe. He delivers useful information, and the mission to save the world begins.

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Warnings: Smut. Swearing. Anxiety. Rated Very R.

“Sir, when did you arrive?” Maria approached Nick Fury. I was thoroughly confused. I had thought Nick Fury had been killed over a year ago when the SHIELD scandal blew up, and I had thought that  Bucky had killed him. Every Google search of “The Winter Soldier” had yielded hundreds of results; fuzzy cellphone videos of a man in black with a metal arm attacking a car. Though Fury had apparently escaped that incident, there were newspaper articles confirming his demise due to gunshot wounds from a long range rifle.  I had never asked Bucky, because I figured it wasn’t something he was proud of or would want to talk about. Now the man was right in front of me, and he was very much alive.


“Just now.” Fury replied, tapping on a stack of files in front of him absently.


“Friday was programmed to alert me if you showed up.” Tony looked cross. “I swear to God if Friday is malfunctioning again, I’m putting it on a thousand thumb drives and mailing it to Siberia.”

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The history of Colombia’s narco-submarine development, only God knows what they’re building now. 

Fun fact: Back in the early 2000′s, colombian drug cartels actually attempted to buy a decommissioned ex-soviet diesel electric submarine that was in Ukrainian soil, but the deal fell through once colombian authorities caught wind of it and contacted both the Ukraine and the EU.

No arrests where made as far as I know. 

Over the last decade, the Reagan and Bush administrations have attempted to portray the war against drugs as a Cold War crusade. By attacking “narco-terrorists,” Reagan attempted to link Latin American revolutionaries and Latin American drug traffickers–thus justifying, for example, U.S. military intervention in Nicaragua….
In 1989, for example, Colombian officials raided the farm of Gonzalo Rodriquez Gacha, one of the founders and a top leader of the Medellin drug cartel. Here they found hundreds of assault rifles that had been imported from the Israel Military Industries, the state-owned arms manufacturers.
They also found a bizarre home video. It showed members of the cartel at a paramilitary training camp attacking a mock village and firing their guns into homes. The men were screaming “Communist guerrillas, we want to drink your blood”–hardly a slogan that Marxist revolutionaries would use.
The weapons, Colombian officials soon discovered, had been used to assassinate a number of union leaders attempting to organize workers at large farms owned by the cartel. The paramilitary camp–backed by the Colombian military and financed by the cartel–trained Colombian death squads. The camp had been set up by Israeli arms dealers and former military officers.
One officer, Lt. Col. Amatzia Shuali had trained military officers in Guatemala and Nicaraguan Contra rebels in Honduras. At the camp, members of the cartel learned how to make bombs that had been used to blow up a Colombian airliner with 117 passengers.
—  George Winslow, BCCI: The Big Picture, In These Times October 30-November 5 1991
“sad Jeb”

On the one hand, that people have the good sense to reject this fucking maniacal fascist is heartening. On the other, the “no one’s clapping for Jeb” meme shit is extremely insidious and belies other factors at work in the entire election spectacle.

In 1977, a short time after his father left the CIA as director, Jeb, fluent in Spanish as a result of his time as an exchange student in Guadalajara, was sent, along with his Mexican wife, Columba, to Caracas, Venezuela, to work as a “branch manager” and “vice president” at the young age of 24. But Jeb was no ordinary “branch manager.” He was, officially, Texas Commerce Bank’s top point man in the Venezuelan capital and, unofficially, the CIA’s main financial liaison to the Venezuelan oil industry and the Colombian narcotics cartels. Jeb would regularly report to his CIA “official cover” counterpart attached to the U.S. embassy in Caracas as a State Department “diplomat.”

Jeb helped lay the groundwork for the future Reagan-Bush administration’s 1980s covert war against Nicaragua and leftist guerrillas in El Salvador by establishing banking and money laundering links between the CIA and the Medellin and Cali drug cartels. Jeb’s friends in the Colombian cartels, particularly Medellin cartel boss Pablo Escobar, would helped finance the Nicaraguan contras in return for CIA-supplied weapons. While in Venezuela, Jeb cleverly managed to hide the Colombian cartel’s drug revenues as oil industry revenues of “front” companies. Texas Commerce Bank was the bank of choice for Latin American drug cartels. It was later discovered to have stashed $7 million in drug profits for the Gulf cartel of Mexico. […]

Jeb had no problems with the Venezuelan government in providing financial support for the Colombian cartels. For much of Jeb’s stay in Venezuela, the extremely corrupt Carlos Andres Perez, known as “CAP,” was president. His extravagant spending using Venezuela’s revenue from the recently-nationalized oil industry earned his government the nickname of “Saudi Venezuela.” Although CAP nationalized the oil industry and created the Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) state-owned oil firm, he also was generous to American firms bidding for work with PdVSA. One of them was Bechtel Corporation, the firm of future Reagan-Bush cabinet members George P. Shultz and Caspar Weinberger. With a number of Bechtel employees in Venezuela, Jeb was not the only CIA “NOC” (non-official cover) present in the country. But, he was the most influential.

During CAP’s second term as president from 1989 to 1993, a young army officer named Hugo Chavez attempted to overthrow the corrupt CAP in a coup. Many of Venezuela’s elite, whom Jeb befriended during his days as Langley’s main NOC in Caracas, later became involved with repeated CIA attempts to overthrow Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro. Today, they and their progeny live in the Miami-Dade area, particularly in Doral, nicknamed “Doralzuela,” and are among Jeb’s strongest and most deep-pocketed political supporters. […]

After leaving Venezuela in 1980 to help with his father’s presidential and vice presidential campaigns, Jeb hooked up with Cuban-American Miami businessman Armando Codina, who had his own connections with CIA-supported anti-Castro Cuban exiles in south Florida. It was Codina who helped Jeb make millions of dollars in the real estate business and eventually help launch him on his political career that took him to the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee. Jeb, as a principal of the Codina Group, was able to arrange the sale of high-priced condos and mansions in the Miami area to his elite friends in Venezuela, with Jeb receiving handsome sales commissions.

One of Jeb’s close Miami associates was Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch. Bosch was a key figure in the CIA’s Operation Condor, which was an alliance of Latin American military dictatorships that targeted leftist leaders for assassination across international borders. Bosch helped carry out the October 1976 bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455, which was en route from Barbados to Jamaica. All 73 passengers and crew were killed in the attack, including children and the Cuban fencing team. […]

Codina, Bosch, and Posada Carriles were all part of Jeb’s inner circle of friends, which also included Cuban businessman Camilo Padreda, a former spy for Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and Hernandez Cartaya, both later indicted for systematically embezzling funds from the Jefferson Savings and Loan of McAllen, Texas. Padreda and Cartaya were also identified as CIA agents who helped skim funds from Jefferson and other S&Ls to fund the Nicaraguan contras. Jeb’s work for the CIA in Caracas in 1977 came a few months after the CIA’s worst terrorism spree in history, which also happened to coincide with George H. W. Bush’s single year as CIA director.

After his father became vice president, Jeb served as the liaison for the Nicaraguan contras and he arranged meetings between them and their supporters and the White House point man for covert assistance to the Nicaraguan rebels, one Marine Corps lieutenant colonel by the name of Oliver North. Another one of Jeb’s Cuban cronies, Miguel Recarey, owner of Miami-based International Medical Center, an HMO, was awash in ill-gotten Medicare funds. Recarey and his brother, who had close ties to the CIA, were also funded by Florida Mafia boss Santo Trafficante, Jr., a co-conspirator in several CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and a suspected co-plotter in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

really not here for the new netflix original series: narcos

look i get that it looks ~exciting

but as a colombian it’s really tiring to only see this image of my country in international tv, because it reinforces the stereotype that colombians equal drugs.

i’m really fucking tired of a lot of people from other countries only knowing about pablo escobar and café when i mention colombia. we are much more than that! MUCH MORE THAN THAT!

it’s also annoying that both colombian tv and international tv want to make money out of the suffering of our people. drug cartels and the guerrillas still exist in colombia and still fuck with politics and people’s everyday lives!

it may not be as bad as before. there aren’t bombs in bogotá anymore. there aren’t as many people being brutally murdered because of this conflict. but it’s definitely NOT over. people are still dying because of it. people are still paying fares to the guerrillas (who, even though they are smaller and not nearly as powerful as before, are now mixed with the drug cartels) in some of our rural areas so they can live there. people are still being kicked out of their lands because they won’t pay those fares. 

it’s insensitive that so many of these tv shows created around colombian drug cartels only talk about the drugs and the assholes behind them instead of focusing on the terrible effects that’s this has had on our people and our economy and our everyday life.

just… it’d be better to watch a documentary that actually depicts all the terrible things that come from these people, the lack of humanity, the lack of remorse and compassion, and at the same time the strength of the colombian people who fight them, instead of watching novelas and tv shows ~glamorizing and glorifying~ the cartels. 

maybe don’t watch it? but if u do, also read/watch documentaries so u know how bad it really was (and for some, still is).