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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The $1.5 billion the US sends to Mexico to wage war on drugs in addition to the cartels battling one another have unsettled the illegal drug market. But with billions in illegal profits at stake, the murderous thugs are steadfast. Once huge cartels have splintered into smaller teams, many having crossed the border into the US. Juan Estrada Gonzalez is one of nine on trial in San Diego for running a team of kidnappers and hit men.

Previous post on drug traffickers

Todays article in the NYT

4 Comments
  1. December 9, 2009 -

    I love cocaine . . . news stories. I enjoy "cocaine" on my Google News alert, nothing but interesting, crazy, wild stories. You captured his "I'm cool" expression well.

  2. December 9, 2009 -

    Thanks Vee, this guy is so cool that he cant be bothered to take off his headphones during his court appearance. But I was thinking as I was drawing him that Vee would do a great job with this face.

  3. December 10, 2009 -

    I love the looseness of this.

  4. December 10, 2009 -

    Thanks Sue