Category Archives: Guatemala, Guatebuena

Ex-DEA agent slams Salazar, CIA and DEA

Celerino Castillo busted his ass in the 1980s trying to get to the bottom of the Nicaraguan cocaine trafficking networks in Central America. Imagine his horror when he found out that the very same US government he was working for … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Happy Birthday, Rigoberta!

Today’s birthday girl knows all too well what it’s like to put up with things one shouldn’t, from massacres of her own people, to an intense right-wing defamation campaign against her, the like of which has never been endured by … Continue reading

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General Videla is dead

Ding, dong. The ex-dictator of Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla, died today in the Marcos Paz penitentiary, where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. He was 87 years old. This morning, the wife of a soldier, Cecilia … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Ronald Reagan vs. reality

Back in the day, a certain senile US president had this to say about a certain thug who was then in charge of Guatemala: Well…today, a leading Mexican newspaper had this to say about the same thug: I trust I … Continue reading

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Honduran coup benefits Mexican drug gangs

The Honduran people? Not so much… Surprise! Fascism is great for crooks, lousy for law enforcement. It’s not just democracy that suffers.

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Why it took a dirty war to make Guatemala safe for democracy

So that CIA-backed terrorists could get fake passports from there in order to illegally enter the country that sponsored them. Why else? Don’t let the name on this passport fool you. That’s not Manuel Enrique Castillo López, Guatemalan–that’s Luis Posada … Continue reading

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Tu querida presencia, Comandante…

A documentary of the life of Che Guevara. On this, the anniversary of his assassination by the CIA’s thugs in Bolivia, it’s useful to know who he really was, and why the moneyed interests wanted him dead. Contrary to popular … Continue reading

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El Ecuadorable takes possession, again

Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, was inaugurated for the second time with an indigenous ceremony. El Ec received a red poncho symbolizing the Earth Mother, Pachamama, and a staff of office from indigenous spiritual leaders, who prayed that his second term … Continue reading

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It’s official…

Another Latin American country has just gone left. El Salvador has elected its first FMLN president.Congratulations, Mauricio Funes. UPDATE: Videos (in Spanish) below. Walter Araújo, president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador, makes his remarks on the occasion. … Continue reading

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Guatemala, WTF???–Part 2

More interesting shake-out from Guatemalan prez Alvaro Colom’s visit to Cuba: President Alvaro Colom of Guatemala has apologised to Cuba for his country’s role in the failed US-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.The CIA used Guatemalan territory … Continue reading

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