“Marco Antonio Ortega Siu, the head of the navy special operations unit, had worked with the United States for nearly a decade. Ortega Siu was known for his fearlessness — he and his men had taken down dozens of major traffickers, including Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. But the admiral, a short, taciturn man with a shock of white hair, kept such a low profile that he was practically a ghost to the Mexican public. The Americans knew him by his code name, ‘El Águila.’ The Eagle.” His track record of busts was legendary, but then Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ended the program that connected the DEA with Orgega Siu’s navy special operations unit. WaPo (Gift Article): They call him the Eagle: How the U.S. lost a key ally in Mexico as fentanyl took off.

+ NPR: A major drugmaker plans to sell overdose-reversal nasal spray Narcan over the counter.