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US Government Accused of Seeking to Conceal Deal Cut With Sinaloa “Cartel”
Oct 5 2011 - 6:38pm
U.S.-Backed Programs Supplying the Firepower for Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate
Apr 20 2011 - 7:46pm
U.S. Private Sector Providing Drug-War Mercenaries to Mexico
Apr 13 2011 - 8:11pm
Tahrir and Beyond: Ten Days That Shook My World
Mar 26 2011 - 1:06am
Why Is TeleSur a Flop? Look No Farther than Its Libya Coverage
Feb 24 2011 - 11:39pm

Pentagon Fingered as a Source of Narco-Firepower in Mexico

The Big Clubs in Mexico’s Drug War Aren’t Slipping Through the Gun-Show Loophole

Another series of leaked State Department cables made public this week by WikiLeaks lend credence to investigative reports on gun trafficking and the drug war published by Narco News as far back as 2009.

Jailed Iran/Contra Whistleblower Claims U.S. Prosecutor "Lied to Judge"

Cele Castillo Contends Proof of Deception is Now in the Court Record

Former DEA agent Celerino “Cele” Castillo III has filed a “section 2255” habeas corpus appeal in federal court in San Antonio, Texas, alleging that he is the victim of prosecutorial misconduct and asking that the judge set aside his sentence for dealing firearms without a license.

State Department looking for U.S.-trained Zetas in all the wrong places

Leaked cable exposes diplomatic sleight of hand

 

A 2009 State Department cable made public recently by the nonprofit WikiLeaks media organization appears to be an effort by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico to do some deceptive damage control on the drug-war front.

NYC's Expert Witness Radio opens New Year on Narco News note

Authentic journalism hits the radio airwaves in Big Apple

Bill Conroy/Narco News Returns

The Expert Witness Radio program, aired on WBAI-FM, Pacifica Radio, in NYC, again explores the world of Narco News journalism.

The hour-long show, which can be listened to now at this link, covers a lot of territory:

New Heads of DEA, DOJ's OPR Have Skeletons in House of Death Closet

Leonhart, Ashton Now in Key Posts; Cover-Up Continues

Two long-time Justice employees were recently appointed to high-ranking posts in the department despite their past roles in helping to enable a cover-up of a U.S. government informant’s participation in multiple murders in what has become known as the House of Death case.

$100 Million Drug-War Garrison Approved for U.S.-Mexican Border

Complex Will Prepare Soldiers, Law Enforcers to Cope with Mexican Civil War, Founder Says

A small county board in southern California has just ushered in the era of the paramilitarization of the U.S. border by approving plans for a private, $100 million, 1,000-acre military and law enforcement training camp spearheaded by a former Navy Seal sniper who also has done work for the U.S. intelligence community.

State Department Cable Release Sheds Light on Bogotá Connection Corruption

Missive Made Public by WikiLeaks Invokes Name of CIA Asset Baruch Vega
 
WikiLeaks has produced yet another cable that offers a glimpse of the intrigue that defines the diplomatic circle.
 
This one invokes the name of a colorful fashion photographer who has a past track record of working as a key asset for the CIA, DEA and FBI and who has helped to broker plea deals between notorious Colombian narco-traffickers and representatives of the U.S. Justice system.

Leaked Embassy Cables Lend Credence to Prior Allegations of State Department Spying

Documents Released by WikiLeaks Could Serve as Evidence In Ongoing Congressional Investigation Focused on State Department, CIA

Documents made public recently by the nonprofit media organization WikiLeaks seem to show that U.S. State Department diplomatic employees are being asked to essentially serve as spies charged with gathering specific intelligence on foreign leaders.

Mexican Government Eyes Invoking Martial Law-Like "Article 29" in Ongoing Drug War

Leaked State Department Cable Also Reveals Armed Forces Battling “Cartels” on Thin Legal Ground

In the ever-escalating war on drugs, it appears Mexican narco-traffickers may not be the only combatants breaking the law of the land.

Mexico's Secretary of Defense and the head of U.S. National Intelligence met in October 2009 to discuss, among other matters, the lack of justification under Mexican law for President Felipe Calderon's deployment of Mexican military in his battle against the “drug cartels,” according to a U.S. State Department cable released by Wikileaks.

State Department "Secret Cable" Lays Out U.S. Intelligence-Gathering Agenda in Paraguay

Document Calls for Obtaining “Fingerprints, Facial Images, Iris Scans and DNA” on Nation’s Political Leaders

A State Department cable dated March 24, 2008, that is part of the most recent Wikileaks government-document data dump offers an interesting insight into the intelligence collection priorities of the U.S. government under the final year of the Bush administration.

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