NarcoNews: DEA Prostitute Scandal Isn’t Agency’s Only Trick

Drug-War Agency’s Latin America Operations Tarnished by a Pattern of Unaddressed Corruption Allegations Bill Conroy The current scandal over Colombian narco-traffickers paying prostitutes to provide sex services to DEA agents has an even deeper footprint in the agency than the current head of the DEA has conceded, court records stemming from past DEA operations reveal. […]

De-Manufacturing Consent- Breadless Circus: World Cup Focalizes Civil Unrest in Brazil

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Ioan Grillo On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by Ioan Grillo, a freelance journalist and author of the book El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency. Today, we focus on South America and the situation in Brazil, as civil unrest, protests, and clashes with police are spurred by the upcoming […]

De-Manufacturing Consent: Drugs & Terror: U.S. Imperialism in Latin America

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Dr. Oliver Villar On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by author of the book, Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia, Dr. Oliver Villar. Guillermo and Dr. Villar discuss the global drug trade within the context of U.S. imperialistic ambitions around […]

De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez Presents Douglas Valentine: Beyond Dirty Wars

Vietnam, the Phoenix Program, the CIA/DEA Connection, and Modern Day Terror in Latin America On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent, Guillermo is joined by author and CIA expert, Douglas Valentine. Guillermo and Douglas discuss the origins of The Phoenix Program, the exportation of these methods and tactics to Latin America (Salvador Option), and the ways […]

The EyeOpener- Condor Revisited: Ghosts of the Past on the Road to Latin America’s Future

It cannot be denied that the past casts a long shadow over us all, and those repressed memories that have not been dealt with will continue to haunt the collective memory of a people until they have been addressed. Perhaps this is why a particularly dark chapter in the history of South America–the “Operation Condor” […]

The EyeOpener- Putting the “B” in Brics: Brazil in the 21st Century

Oh what a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, few had any inkling of the economic marvel that was about to befall Brazil. Since 2003, nearly 40 million Brazilians were lifted out of poverty, joining the ranks of the middle class and buying consumer items like televisions and cars for the first time. This […]

The EyeOpener- Chile-Contra: The CIA’s Latest Latin American Scandal

Bring up the issue of US interference in Latin America, and among that section of the public that does not greet the topic with blank stares, you will usually hear about the same few pieces of well-documented history. US involvement in the overthrow of Allende in Chile in 1973, for instance, or Iran-Contra, where the […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 3

Punishing the Population: The United States in Haiti & the Dominican Republic This podcast episode examines the early 20th century United States military occupations of Haiti (1915-1934) and the Dominican Republic (1916-1924), undertaken as an imposition of the Monroe Doctrine (1823) declaring Latin America as the “backyard” of the United States. The ruthless military occupations, […]

The American Empire in Latin America

“Democracy” is a Threat to “National Security” By Andrew Gavin Marshall A cohesive American imperial strategy to manage the “Grand Area” of Latin America in the post-War period was established by the newly formed Eisenhower administration in the National Security Council’s draft paper, “U.S. Policy With Respect to Latin America,” in January of 1953. In March, […]