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Reagan administration, CIA complicit in DEA agent’s murder, say former insiders

Source: Tico Times net Costa Rica

Former DEA El Paso boss: Agent Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation.

Read more: http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Reagan-administration-CIA-complicit-in-DEA-agent-s-murder-say-former-insiders_Friday-December-06-2013

Reagan sponsored a massive genocide in Guatemala while running drugs in Central America. He and his cronies should have died in prison.

How Ronald Reagan Made Genocide Possible in Guatemala

From day one Reagan backed Rios Montt, feeding him millions first in jeeps and trucks, and then helicopter and plane parts, despite clearly articulated reports from both the CIA and international watchdogs that genocide was accumulating bodies in the ditches and gullies of Guatemala.


"Voting for Tony Abbott decause you hate Julia Gillard is like eating shit because you hate spiach."

"Voting for Tony Abbott decause you hate Julia Gillard is like eating shit because you hate spiach."
I just had to share the thought.

"A cheap, quick path to poisoning the innocent , helpless creatures of Mesoamerica. Firestone Corp


There's only five years of defined ore at Torlon Hill but a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the zinc-lead-silver project in Guatemala suggests owner Firestone Ventures (FV-F) could build a mine at the site that would generate a 97% after-tax internal rate of return (IRR).


Was it The Creator, GOD, or The Force?

"Shock Wave of Fireball Meteor Rattles Siberia, Injuring 1200".
This region is set to release massive amounts of methane and CO2 gasses as a result of global warming.
How do you injure 1200 humans without killing any of them? Just asking!

Although a Fugitive, Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Hasn’t Run Far (Interpol warrant)

Retired Col. César Adán Rosales Batres, a veteran of the elite Kaibil commandos of the Guatemalan Army, is a wanted war criminal and a fugitive with an Interpol warrant on his head.

But according to recent information obtained by ProPublica, he hasn't run far. The apparent ease with which he eludes capture shows that the fight for justice remains difficult in Guatemala.

Twelve years ago, prosecutors accused Rosales of a lead role in the massacre of 250 men, women and children in the village of Dos Erres in 1982. It was one of the worst crimes in the history of the hemisphere: Rosales allegedly raped a young girl and helped oversee the slaughter by a 20-man unit that wiped out the hamlet, according to eyewitnesses and U.S. and Guatemalan court documents. ...

Swiss step up hunt for war criminals

Source: nternational Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Cor

... They are homing in on two figures in particular: Khaled Nezzar, the former Algerian defence minister suspected of alleged civil war offences, and ex-Guatamalan police chief Erwin Sperisen, accused of human rights abuses. ...

Sperisen, the former head of Guatemala’s police force from 2004 to 2007, and a Swiss-Guatemalan dual national, was arrested on August 31 in Geneva, where he had been living with his family since 2007, on suspicion of involvement in extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Central American country.

The ex-police chief, who vehemently denies the accusations, spent Christmas in Geneva’s Champ-Dollon prison, where he is being held in custody until February 26 amid on-going investigations.

A warrant for his arrest was issued in Guatemala in August 2010, along with that of 18 other former officials, including the former interior minister, Carlos Vielmann, who fled to Spain, and deputy director of police investigations Javier Figueroa, who was granted refugee status in Austria.

“Eventually there might be three trials running at the same time in three different countries and possibly others in Guatemala,” said Grant. ...

Read more: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Swiss_step_up_hunt_for_war_criminals.html?cid=34562748

Guatemala’s ‘Little School of the Americas’

Mayan Priests denied access to Guatemala ceremonial sites

Racism against the indigenous population is rampant in Guatemala, where previous governments waged what was effectively a 36-year civil war against rural Maya. Current president Otto Pérez Molina is a former military officer charged with genocide and torture during that war.

"Institutional, interpersonal, and structural racism" are reflected in the exclusions reflected in the new Mayan era celebrations, Renata continues.

"Let's hope the Mayan priests will be allowed in and celebrate according their traditions and beliefs on the following days, as the festivities end on December 30 and that their voices and demands are finally heard by the international community."


Deforestation Wreaks Havoc in Guatemala’s Caribbean Region

GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - “Many tourists come to this area for bird watching, but the terrible deforestation is leading to the disappearance of so much of our flora and fauna. The cleared land is used for cattle ranching,” said Haroldo Figueroa, who works as a guide in nature reserves along Guatemala’s Caribbean coast.

The statistics bear him out. The province of Izabal along Guatemala’s northeast Caribbean coast is one of the areas with the highest deforestation rates in the country, according to two government studies on forests, covering the 1991-2001 and 2006-2010 periods.

Forests in that province shrank from 373,000 hectares in the 1991-1993 period to just over 264,000 hectares in 2010, according to the two studies carried out by the National Institute of Forests and the National Council on Protected Areas, with the support of two private universities: Valle de Guatemala and the Jesuit-run Rafael Landívar.

“Deforestation is caused by people or landowners who don’t take into account the consequences that it has on global warming, fishing and tourism,” Figueroa told IPS. “And whoever has money can do whatever they want here.” .......

"Jose Mujica: The world's 'poorest' president" from BBC Magazine An excellent uplifting story


... "But what are we thinking? Do we want the model of development and consumption of the rich countries? I ask you now: what would happen to this planet if Indians would have the same proportion of cars per household than Germans? How much oxygen would we have left?

"Does this planet have enough resources so seven or eight billion can have the same level of consumption and waste that today is seen in rich societies? It is this level of hyper-consumption that is harming our planet." ...
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