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13.07.2021 - 13:21 [ CNN ]

Several tied to Haiti assassination plot were previously US law enforcement informants

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was killed last Wednesday in an operation that Haitian authorities say involved at least 28 people, many of them Colombian mercenaries hired through a Florida-based security company.

At least one of the men arrested in connection to the assassination by Haitian authorities previously worked as an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA said in a statement in response to CNN.

13.04.2021 - 07:41 [ France24 ]

Mexico detains 30 Marines accused of disppearances

The government had announced that arrest warrants were being prepared against the military for the disappearance in 2014 of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa school in the southern state of Guerrero, but it has not officially reported whether those warrants have already been carried out.

08.04.2021 - 08:54 [ France24 ]

Arauz planning to change Ecuador agreements if elected

The world’s top two cocaine producers are neighboring Colombia and Peru, with much of the output passing through Ecuador on its way to either Europe or the United States.
„We cannot forget that the US is the (main) consumer country of drugs in the region and on the planet,“ Arauz said.

31.03.2021 - 13:17 [ teleSUR ]

US Court Gives Tony Hernandez Life in Prison, $138 Million Fine

Judge Kevin Castel sentenced to life imprisonment Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernandez, brother of the president of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), on charges of drug trafficking.

13.03.2021 - 07:21 [ teleSUR ]

Testimony:Honduran Cartel Leader Bribed Juan Orlando Hernández

he former leader of the Los Cachiros cartel, Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga, said that the money was delivered to the president’s sister Hilda Hernández in return for „protection so that the military police and preventive police didn’t capture us in Honduras.“

10.03.2021 - 12:08 [ teleSUR ]

Honduran President Implicated in Cocaine Trafficking to the US

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández helped smuggle thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday in opening arguments in the federal trial of alleged drug trafficker Geovanny Fuentes in New York.

22.10.2020 - 19:23 [ Antiwar.com ]

US Wasted Billions of Taxpayer Dollars in Afghanistan From 2018 to 2019

The 19-year-old war in Afghanistan continues to be a huge sinkhole for US taxpayer dollars. The US government’s oversight authority that monitors waste in Washington’s Afghanistan reconstruction effort released a report this month updating its findings.

16.10.2020 - 18:25 [ The Hill ]

Former Mexican defense minister arrested at Los Angeles airport on DEA warrant

Cienfuegos, 72, served under former President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. He was national defense secretary during an extended conflict between drug cartels and Mexico’s army.

16.09.2020 - 12:33 [ teleSUR ]

US Plane Carrying Drugs Rendered Inoperative in Venezuela

Afterward, all of the established protocols under the Law of Control for Comprehensive Aerospace Defense were activated, through which they were able to render it inoperable close to a secret runway in the Machiques de Perija municipality. The plane had U.S. tags and entered Venezuelan territory illegally.

01.09.2020 - 15:30 [ Finian Cunningham / Information Clearing House ]

CIA’s Addiction to Afghanistan War

The systematic involvement of the CIA in international drug running is as old as the agency itself, created in 1947 at the beginning of the Cold War. Its function of covert operations is by definition illegal and therefore requires secret funding.