501: Ed Calderon | Survival Secrets of a Drug War Veteran Part Two


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Ed Calderon (@eds_manifesto) is a non-permissive environment specialist and combatives instructor with over 10 years of experience in counter-narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern border region of Mexico. [This is part two of a two-part episode. Find part one here!]

What We Discuss with Ed Calderon:

  • Three things that kept Ed from choosing the cartel life over law enforcement when it became a very real option.
  • Why there’s an eerie devotion to blasphemous, Church-condemned figures like death icon La Santa Muerte by the dispossessed and the deadly on both sides of the law.
  • What happens when different factions of law enforcement in the same area work for different cartels.
  • How occult practices that combine Catholic symbology with Aztec beliefs adapt to changing times and desperate characters.
  • Is Ed worried for his life after crossing some of the world’s most dangerous and vindictive people?
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/501

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