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INSIGHT CRIME : Mexico’s Violent Juarez Cartel Capo, Almost a King, Now a Prisoner

Written by Steven Dudley and Elyssa Pachico

Thursday, 09 October 2014

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Juarez Cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes

Authorities in Mexico have captured the legendary Juarez Cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "Viceroy," who may be best remembered for presiding over the city of Juarez during what was arguably the most incredible spike in urban violence in the country's history.

Carrillo Fuentes, who was captured in Torreon, Coahuila (see photo at base of article), would have undoubtedly preferred to have been corralled in Juarez, the place where he made his name and that of the Juarez Cartel.

Vicente was infamous for his penchant to outsource violence at the expense of an entire city. That violence may have helped secure him the Juarez "plaza" -- an underworld term for trafficking corridor -- following the mysterious death of his more famous brother, Amado, the so-called "Lord of the Skies," in 1997, during a botched p…

Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there's already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools.

It's called the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot, and it was invented by a team of Texas doctors whose company is based on San Antonio. (And no, I didn't get paid to write this. I'm covering this because this technology appears to be a viable lifesaving invention.)

The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot uses pulsed xenon-generated UV light to achieve what the company calls "the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities." Because ultraviolet light destroys the integrity of the RNA that viruses are made of, it renders viruses "dead." (Viruses aren't really alive in the first place, te…

Six years after Lehman’s crash, US and UK play out next financial crisis

War game designed to test readiness of central banks as exercise will stress-test new global regulations

Larry Elliott in Washington

The Guardian , Friday 10 October 2014

A trader at the New York Stock Exchange: the war game will stress-test how the financial sector would cope under certain scenarios. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The top financial brass from the Treasuries and central banks of Britain and the US are to take part in a war game, behind closed doors in Washington on Monday, to test how they would handle another Lehman Brothers-style banking crisis .

Six years after the financial earthquake that led to the multibillion-pound taxpayer bailouts of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, the most senior policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic will try to find out whether they are now any better prepared for the collapse of a bank deemed too big to fail.

The chancellor, George Osborne, and Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, will stay on at the…