colombian cartel

enjolrasc  asked:

I read your post about Mafia AUs and let me tell you i live in Colombia where terrorism, narcotraffic and Cartels are / real / problems and people die because of this every single day and i wouldn't like seeing people romanticizing it either. Also i had no idea of how big it's the deal of mafia in Italy and it's seriously worrying so thanks for letting we know x.

shit yeah Colombian cartels aren’t anything else to be written fic about (and honest I actually saw mexican cartel fanfic and… like… I threw up in my mouth) and yep it’s pretty much the same concept. IF ONLY PEOPLE WOULD GET IT. and np always glad to inform :)

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.  

My Trip To Magic City; Miami

Miami is an enigma

I arrived in Miami early morning from Honduras, expecting great things, having watched many music videos with the Miami backdrop, documentaries about the Colombian and Cuban cocaine cartels, Scarface and played Vice City. It is after all the LIFE of USA, the headquarters of the famous Gangster movies, the 6th most important city in the world in terms of spending power and has the reigning title of “The Magic City”

But this, as I should have realized before-hand is its problem. Cities that are dedicated for spending money quickly run out of charm. They aren’t built to be visually exciting, or unique - infact the most unique thing about Miami are the Art Deco buildings which can be found in select locations by South Beach. Everything in Miami looks like it is there on purpose, unlike the windy alleyways of European cities, unruly roads in Africa or baffling structure of Central American cities. Miami is a grid system, accurately designed and developed to be simple and unexciting. It is impossible to be lost in Miami, impossible

Coconut Grove, Miami’s family friendly good vibes neighborhood

I stayed in a yacht in Coconut Grove for my first few night which was not bad, but not great.

Coconut Grove itself gives off the vibe of being a family orientated place, with several restaurants along the road and a few shops, hair salons and other services. It’s nice, cozy and a bit quaint but it didn’t blow my mind. The drawback of staying in Coconut Grove was which I quickly found out was that Miami is the type of city you need to drive within, and the life is really in South Beach or Miami beach, which was 30 minutes away by car.

It was nice to cycle alone to Matheson Hammock Park which is a reserve, with a beach, facing downtown Miami. This is definitively a little gem for nature lovers, in Miami and it is more family orientated. There is also a perfect spot for Kite Surfing.

Little Havana, Calle Ocho

Little Havana is a fun place to be for Cuban coffee, music, cigars, dancing and a small injection into Cuban culture.

Miami and Cuba are threaded together like the fingers of clasped hands. Since this is the most famous street in Miami after Ocean Drive, I was disappointed, not because it was boring, but because I’ve been to Cuba so I expected way more. For some reason I expected the famous Little Havana to be - LIKE HAVANA! The structure of the streets of Miami is too wide and spread out that it is impossible to get the tight Cuban feel, for real. Calle Ocho is full of cigar stores, restaurants and bars and isn’t all that fascinating, especially when you’ve been to Cuba.

Little Haiti

Shock came over me at the difference between Little Havana and Little Haiti.

Little Haiti has nothing special going for it. Sadly due to the rapid ongoing growth of Miami Little Haiti is becoming gentrified to the point where you can took one way and see new restaurants or bars, and turn your head and see deteriorating housing units.

But     The     Foood… omg.

The best restaurant I’ve been to in Miami was called Rasta Village in Little Haiti.

They have no menu, just make to order based on which ingredients they have. Since Rastas are vegan/ital I had a Tofu Stew with rice. It was heaven in my mouth. Payment by donation too so you don’t need to worry about a high bill, just be generous. Rasta Village turns into a club / live music venue at nights.

Miami Beach / South Beach Miami

Cafes, Bars and Clubs in Miami

I was sitting at a bar, staring at my camera when the waitress came upto me. She looked like she had come out of a Reggaeton music video; booty shorts, tight vest and she had an innocent, devilish look “I know I’m beautiful. Sorry/Not Sorry”. After a while I noticed that ALL the employees of the bars and restaurants in Miami all looked like this; modern day beautiful.

Recommended Bars and Restaurants in Miami

  • The Corner. A small bar downtown Miami.  - go for “The Aristocrat” cocktail.
  • Las Rosas. Another bar downtown Miami with good casual vibes - good deals on Happy Hour
  • Rasta Village - Restaurant in Little Haiti
  • Bodegas - Tacos and Drinks in Miami Beach
  • Wholefoods - good food on the deli, just a bit expensive
  • El Patio - artsy bar in Wynwood where the cool kids hang

Bricknell & Downtown Miami

I spent a whole night walking through Bricknell and Downtown Miami. It reminded me of The City of London, or Frankfurt, Germany with the suffocating tall glass buildings, skyscrapers and lit windows. It was free of tourists, just a constant stream of locals heading into upscale hotels, bars and restaurants, I didn’t hate it.

Wynwood Miami

Think flower in a desert - think Wynwood. A funky, artsy, hipster, new age neighborhood in the middle of nowhere in Miami.

I spent 4 happy hours browsing through the streets of Wynwood Miami with my camera in my hand, taking photos at all the street art that I saw, which was alot. Wynwood Walls is a cool place to see some amazing street art in Miami - it gets busy too so there is a lively buzz about the place. The art is spectacular, Miami’s finest artists have brought the walls to life with their creativity through colours, lines and curves. I really enjoyed walking around Wynwood, plus they have a number of awesome bars like El Patio which do a wickid happy hour!

Lincoln Road Mall, Miami

Boring street full of stores and restaurants with with no cars. There is nothing to sustain the mind, body or soul. Just boutiques, handbags stores, jewelry, bars & restaurants. Nothing special, pretty boring.

Overtown Miami, Americas most dangerous hood

It seems inexcusable that a city with so much money being pumped into it should have areas of neglect. Overtown is one of Miami’s worst locations and has a feeling of an uncared for Ghetto. I walked around and even saw syringes. As I moved further into over town it just got worse. The people became more mean-looking, the houses, if you can even call them houses because more bleak and a dismal sight and it just felt, grim.

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
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.

Bucky x Reader

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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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).

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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. 

“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.