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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:43 PM

Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads

Ryan Grim
Cole Stangler

Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads

In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some initial reluctance, Romney agreed. The new job came with a stipulation: Romney couldn't raise money from any current clients, Bain said, because if the private equity venture failed, he didn't want it taking the consulting firm down with it.

When Romney struggled to raise funds from other traditional sources, he and his partners started thinking outside the box. Bain executive Harry Strachan suggested that Romney meet with a group of Central American oligarchs who were looking for new investment vehicles as turmoil engulfed their region.

Romney was worried that the oligarchs might be tied to "illegal drug money, right-wing death squads, or left-wing terrorism," Strachan later told a Boston Globe reporter, as quoted in the 2012 book "The Real Romney." But, pressed for capital, Romney pushed his concerns aside and flew to Miami in mid-1984 to meet with the Salvadorans at a local bank.

It was a lucrative trip. The Central Americans provided roughly $9 million -- 40 percent -- of Bain Capital's initial outside funding, the Los Angeles Times reported recently. And they became valued clients.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/08/mitt-romney-death-squads-bain_n_1710133.html


Long and interesting expose. Is there no end to Mitt's tangled web?

Bloomberg: “Romney Persona Non Grata in Italy for Bain’s Deal Skirting Taxes”http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021081334

CNN: Did Romney enable Marriott International's abusive tax shelter?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021093850

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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:47 PM

1. Natural progression... death squads $ spawns blood sucking job killing parasite baby

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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 07:59 PM

2. Ha! Romney's new high powered PR lady Michele Davis had this to say at

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-06/romney-persona-non-grata-in-italy-for-bain-s-deal-skirting-taxes.html

Romney himself probably earned more than $50 million, and possibly as much as $60 million from the Italian directory sale of Seat Pagine Gialle SpA, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal turned into one of the biggest windfalls of his tenure.
“With this investment, Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, with its consortium partners, partnered with a new management team to transform this company, and grow it into a tremendous success,” said Michele Davis , a spokeswoman for Romney’s presidential campaign. “Mitt Romney is running for President to put that experience to work.”

So Michele Davis also has to clean up the blood from the Death Squads.

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