Ioan Grillo has a very good piece on a sicario in Medellin, Colombia. (Link in title of post). Grillo writes for Time and various other publications, his reporting is top notch, and he always manages to find good narco characters. He's by far the bravest English-language reporter in Latin America right now, perhaps the craziest too but I leave that to the shrinks to decide. For anyone interested in the human (and often, darker) side of the drug trade, I highly recommend his stuff. He's also got a book coming out next year, which I'm sure will be pretty fascinating.