Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Cartels Face the Wall

We’re not sure yet what the wall on the Mexican border will look like – something new and forbidding or, sensibly, an extension of the adequate steel-bar fence that already exists along parts of the border. Whatever it is, it will challenge the ingenuity of the drug cartels determined to keep their billion-dollar business going […]

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.

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 […]

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? 

Biggest Threat to America

Geography favors America and has made it safe. There’s the protection of two oceans east and west, a benign neighbor to the north, Canada, and until recently, a compliant one to the south, Mexico. No longer. Crime has overtaken geography. Hard drugs are pouring across the Mexican border, accompanied by violence and billions of dollars […]

Acapulco Off Limits

When it was time to relax, Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Errol Flynn, among others, headed straight for their version of paradise – sunny, fun-filled Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, where the good times kept coming. In a splendid setting at the famed Flamingo hotel on the cliffs above town, they sipped […]

Mexico’s Phantom Government

The media have studiously avoided stories of Mexican drug cartels, but this one could not be ignored: a panel of prominent Latin Americans issued a blistering report on the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 college students in September 2014 and the government cover-up of the affair. Hundreds of thousands have turned out on the […]

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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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