We are excited to announce Taya Kyle will joining us with her unique perspective as the wife of Chris Kyle, (The American Sniper). After losing her husband, "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, bestselling author Taya Kyle entered a period of deep grief. Yet the experience served as a catalyst for profound growth. Taya found her own reserve of strength with the help of the generous love and support of family, friends and also many strangers across America, who selflessly shared their own stories of suffering, survival, and triumph. Inspired by her experience, Taya discovered her calling; spreading a message of how love, passion, and service can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities.
“Tell Your Children; The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.” - An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis.
Why Mexico Matters - DEA Regional Director for Mexico and Canada, Matt Donahue will provide an overview of current illicit drug production and smuggling trends in Mexico, as well as the current status of major Mexican transnational criminal organizations directly impacting the availability of drugs in the United States.
Targeting the Sinaloa Cartel - DEA GS Victor Vazquez was the lead US agent in-charge of targeting the highest level members of LFM and LCT to include Consolidated Priority Organizational Targets (CPOTs) Nazario Moreno-Gonzalez aka Chayo, Jesus Mendez-Vargas aka Chango Mendez, Servando Gomez- Martinez aka La Tuta, Enrique Plancarte-Solis aka Kike and Sinaloa Cartel CPOTs Ismael Zambada-Garcia, and Joaquin Guzman-Loera aka Chapo.
Victor will brief events from January 2012 to June 2019 providing fascinating insight into the cases that took down these targets.