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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

Bolivian President Uses Former DEA Agent’s Book to Send Message to the World

Evo Morales Challenging Media to Read Between the Lines of “The Big White Lie”

Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this week held up a book, titled “La Guerra Falsa,” for the world to see.

The tome Morales displayed for the cameras on March 3 at a military ceremony in La Paz, Bolivia is the Spanish-language version of “The Big White Lie,” a book penned by former DEA undercover agent Mike Levine. The book exposes the CIA's corrupt involvement in the drug war, including its role in the "cocaine coup" in Bolivia in 1980.


Mexican Government Completes PR Investigation of U.S. Agent’s Murder

Suspects Now in Custody Smell Like Scapegoats, Law Enforcement Sources Contend

Earlier this week, the Mexican government detained and paraded before the media a group of individuals it claims are responsible for the Feb. 15 attack in Mexico on two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents — one of whom was shot to death and the other wounded in the assault.

ICE Agent’s Murder In Mexico Could Become a Cold Case

Investigation Already Marked by Drug War Duplicity

In the aftermath of the attack earlier this week on two U.S. federal agents in Mexico, the U.S. media has gone on a feeding frenzy reporting on the sensationalistic details of the assault while the subsequent investigation into that crime may already be unraveling absent scrutiny.

ICE Agents Shot in Mexico Were Targeted, Ambushed, Law Enforcement Source Claims

U.S. Agents Were Participating in Training With Mexican Law Enforcers

[SEE UPDATE BELOW: New sources now claim training mission was a "cover story"] 

A group of armed Zetas, dressed in black, earlier today shot two U.S. federal agents on a Mexican highway after setting up a roadblock ambush, according to a law enforcement source with inside knowledge of the attack.

One of the agents is dead, the other is “clinging to life” in a hospital in Mexico City, the source says.

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.

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