Thursday, September 9th, 2010
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The Rise of Edgar Valdez Villarreal: American Citizen, Mexican Drug Lord

We've discussed Edgar "Barbie" Valdez Villarreal here before; today the Times has a brief profile of how the high school football star from Laredo, Texas became a Mexican drug cartel killing machine.

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City_Dater (#2,500)

And Matt Damon's agent is no doubt desperately trying to lock down film rights right now.

toadvine (#1,698)

The most telling detail in the story about the psychology of the dude is the 1992 negligent homicide charge arising out of what sounds like a DUI situation. It's the real anomaly in the otherwise staid details of his life up to that point.

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