Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Emperor of Mexico

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian von Hapsburg was born a little too late. He was the second son, and only the first would inherit the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Where to look for another suitable throne? Queen Victoria, a key member of Europe’s close-knit royalty, suggested Greece. No thanks, said Maximilian. He would prefer something more […]

Journalists Under Fire

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. In the last several years, 86 have been murdered by the drug cartels for covering their activities; that is, for doing their job. Among weapons used were knives, rifles, machine guns, grenades and fire. The choice is not the victim’s.

Opium Wars

Today a less developed nation, Mexico, provides hard drugs like opium to a more developed nation, the United States. In the 19th century it was the other way around. The world’s most advanced nation, Great Britain, supplied opium to less advanced China. In fact, forced it on China, which had little choice in the matter. […]

Heroin Epidemic

Addressing an anti-opioid gathering in Virginia, FBI Director James Comey said Mexican cartels are saturating the U.S. with highly pure heroin, creating a national epidemic. They are also offering a synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is fifty times more powerful than heroin. And if that isn’t enough, the Wall Street Journal reports the arrival of still […]

Hit Man

One of the most prestigious and high paying jobs in Mexico is the hit man, he who assassinates people on the order of the drug cartels. One of this illustrious group told how he went about his work to the late Charles Bowden, author of many books on Mexican drug violence, and Molly Molloy, a […]

Destination Naco

As you emerge out of one of Arizona’s splendid, welcoming valleys, you approach the border town of Naco. But drive carefully or you may miss it and cross the border. Easy enough to go to Mexico, but it can take time to get back.

Trump’s Wall

Not content with some 500 miles of fencing along the US-Mexican border, President-elect Donald Trump wants to erect a wall over its 2,000 mile length. Preposterous, say critics. It would further divide two nations, two peoples. It would damage wildlife and environment. And would it work, after all, since nothing else has? 

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"Master of Narrative"

~Ted Lipien


This website contains the collected works, recent articles and continuing blog posts from veteran journalist Ed Warner who has been reporting for more than 55 years. Ed wrote for Time Magazine from 1958-1982 and wrote, edited and reported for the Voice of America from 1983-2005. He continues to freelance today and his articles have appeared in The American Conservative and on AntiWar.com and other news websites. More...

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