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Through a CIA operative named Oscar Danilo Blandon, San Jose's Mercury News investigative journalist Gary Webb discovered that Ross was selling cocaine for the CIA in order to fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. On-screen, Michael K. Williams played a fearsome Ross, while Jeremy Renner went ...
On Monday afternoon, thousands of peaceful protesters — many waving Nicaraguan flags and some hoisting photos of people killed in the earlier protests ... He was elected president of Nicaragua in 1984 but lost a reelection bid in 1990, following years of the U.S.-backed Contra war against the Sandinista ...

But top Nicaraguan business lobby COSEP has backed peaceful protests against the government, and said it would not enter talks with Ortega to review the social security plan until he had ended police repression and restored freedom of expression. A former Marxist guerrilla and Cold War antagonist of ...
Recent examples of this latter approach by the US include the contra forces in Nicaragua, the mujahedin in Afghanistan (including Bin Laden and his forces), and various tribal, religious and ethnic militias in Iraq and Syria. Some intelligence sources have also stated that ISIS is such an operation, although ...
The sale of the arms was in exchange, among others, for supporting and funding the Contras in Nicaragua as well as freeing hostages that were held in Lebanon. Reagan later had to go ... He saw it happening in the instances of the UK going to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and then Libya. In all three of those ...
This involved illegally raising money in violation of the Boland amendments — which prohibited funding for Contra rebels fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua — through direct foreign gifts ($32 million from Saudi Arabia and $2 million from Taiwan) and more than $3.6 million from the Iranian ...

The missions happened as Sandinista forces in neighboring Nicaragua battled Contra rebels who were backed by Washington and had clandestine bases in Honduras. ___. Associated Press writers Doug Glass in Minneapolis, Nomaan Merchant in Dallas and Jonathan Cooper in Sacramento, California, ...
... during which the US illegally sold weapons to Iran and diverted the proceeds to right-wing Contra forces bent on terrorising Nicaragua. As scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz writes in Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, the war in question “cost 50,000 Nicaraguan deaths out of a population of ...
During the U.S. government's decade-long support of the Contra rebels who waged an armed campaign against Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista regime in ... aid program's most fascinating product might be the batshit crazy psychological warfare manual cooked up for the Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries.
The CIA was ramping up its covert war in Nicaragua. ... The story was about a blue, cloth-covered manual produced by the CIA and distributed to contra commanders in Honduras. ... One of Raymond's urgent tasks, Bob reported, was to “paint white hats on the contras and black hats on the Sandinistas.
This is the second of a four-part article looking at the approach to Russia and China in the national security strategy of the United States under the administration of President Donald Trump. The article is a follow-up to the five-part article by the same author on 'US Foreign Policy and Trump's Contradictions' ...
... their Civil War against the popular worker-and-peasant-backed FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) as well as illegally arm and train the Contra rebels in their continual efforts to overthrow the democratically elected socialist Sandinista government of Nicaragua. In the years since the defeat ...
President Ronald Reagan answered written questions from the special counsel looking into the Iran-Contra affair, in which the administration facilitated the sale of arms to Iran with the profits being diverted to fund the anti-government rebels in Nicaragua. And President Gerald Ford testified in a grand jury ...
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) last April. That bill would pressure the President to block loans to Nicaragua until it demonstrates an improved record of human rights and democracy. The NICA Act was passed in the House last October and Sen.
The money was diverted to fund anti-communist Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua and, when the news leaked, the scandal became known as the Iran-Contra Affair. On July 3, 1988, amid high tensions and confrontations with Iranian military speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser ...
The Election Fraud in Honduras Follows Decades of Corruption Funded By the U.S. War on Drugs .... off another local highway, marked by a weathered metal sign at the entrance: “El Aguacate Military Runway” — once the landing pad for covert, illegal U.S. supplies en route to the Contras in Nicaragua.
CIA releases full Contras manual on “Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare” ... Intelligence Agency has released in full a copy of “Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare,” a manual on “Armed Propaganda” techniques written for the Nicaraguan Contras during the civil war of the mid-'80s.

During the U.S. government's decade-long support of the Contra rebels who waged an armed campaign against Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista regime in ... aid program's most fascinating product might be the batshit crazy psychological warfare manual cooked up for the Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries.
But President Ronald Reagan did not like an independent Nicaragua. Violating international law, the US organized a mercenary army called the “Contras” to destabilise and upend the Sandinista government. The mercenaries were trained in Honduras with US funding, supplies and weapons. The US ...
Barack Obama inherited two wars and a financial meltdown. Crises are ... Reagan was a strong supporter of the Nicaraguan Contras. However ...
Iran-Contra is a much better example of "defying Congress" than DACA was. ... countries were conducted not only without a declaration of war, but in secret. ... the Reagan administration from funding the Nicaraguan Contras.
He had flown into a Nicaraguan airstrip with CIA cameras installed on his ... air drops over Nicaragua and helped to build the Contra infrastructure. ... in Limon's Catch Me If You Can take on covert war in Central America.
North — a decorated Vietnam War veteran who was convicted and later cleared of charges regarding weapons sales to guerrillas in Nicaragua ...
I don't know about you, but I am tired of hearing about the war on opioid ... drug trade starting with the cocaine trade in Nicaragua (Iran-Contra) ...
... from illegal arms sales to Iran were used to secretly and illegally fund the contras' guerrilla war against Nicaragua's Sandinista government.
After being hired by the CIA to transport AK-47s to South America, then bringing the right-wing Nicaraguan Contra rebels back to the US for ...
For Reagan, the crisis was the Iran-Contra scandal, wherein the US shipped ... hostages, and used the profits to aid the Contras in Nicaragua.
While the nation was still psychically wounded by the Civil War, Johnson ... rightist rebels seeking to topple the leftist government in Nicaragua. Bush pardoned Iran-Contra conspirators such as Caspar Weinberger and Elliott ...
A persistent theme in America's War on Drugs is that drug policy is not the product of ... and his Nicaraguan supplier who helped spark the crack epidemic. ... working to channel the proceeds from cocaine sales to the Contra rebels. ... to the United States and weapons to Nicaragua to the accounts of agents ...
... self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord and a CIA operative who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contra rebels ...
During the U.S./Contra war in Nicaragua, Marianne and I formed a Commission of Inquiry to go and investigate. We traveled in a van with eight ...
Even if the U.S. did not intend to promote war crimes, it could be guilty ... Nicaragua's sovereignty when it supported the Contra rebels there and ...
Nicaragua's former revolutionary leaders have led a campaign of ... civil war between the Sandinista government and US-backed Contra rebels ended in 1988. ... Bianca Jagger, the Nicaraguan human rights activist, told the ...
That's the year Congress opened its investigation into Iran-Contra, ... to Iran and the transfer of money to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua, as a socialist regime, was “one of the very few exceptions” ... Mired in a decade of civil war against the Contras, the FSLN domestic ...
NORWALK — During the Contra War in the 1980s, which led to tens of thousands of deaths in Nicaragua, cities around the world began ...
Then he is bullied by Schafer with a new plan: fly guns to Nicaragua's anti-communist rebels, the contras, who are actually more interested in ...
... and later with smuggling arms to Contra rebels in Nicaragua. It led partly to the notorious Iran-Contra affair, which almost brought down ...
... in the Reagan era conspiracy to provide support to Nicaraguan anti-communist, or "Contra" rebels with arm sales to the Iranian government.
CIA's 60 year war with the Government Accountability Office: the '80s Part 2 ... While Iran-Contra provided fresh insight into the inadequacy of the situation, ... Similarly, any other hypothetical assistance to the Nicaraguan ...
... civil war between the Sandinista government and US-backed Contra rebels”. ... Nicaragua has suffered a long, turbulent history of intervention, war, and an ... The Nicaraguan government and trade unions argue, with the ...
The people of those countries got to know us as we fought wars on their soil. And the ... The point of the Iran-Contra affair, the scandal that stained Ronald Reagan's presidency, was to overthrow the left-wing elected government of Nicaragua. And only ...
Gonzalez-Rivera lived in Nicaragua during the last decade of the right-wing Somoza dictatorship and the first four years of the leftist Sandinista revolution that overthrew the Somozas.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale went to fund the Contras, a militia movement fighting a Democratically-elected communist government in Nicaragua. Iran was, at the time, a designated state sponsor of terror, and it was also involved in a war ...
Ronald Reagan brought us the Iran-Contra scandal, which was built on a mountain of lies. Israel would ship missiles to Iran, and the U. S. would replace the missiles.
Such stories included Nicaraguan Contra cocaine smuggling, Oliver North's secret Contra supply operation, and the Reagan campaign's undermining of President Carter's Iran-hostage negotiations in 1980.
Is the world ready for hunky Oliver North? Actor Colin Farrell, a onetime Hollywood lothario and a regular on "sexiest men alive" lists, has been cast to play the man at the center of the Iran-contra scandal in an upcoming Amazon TV show. Variety ...
Instead, the U.S. supported the Contra rebels, forces Human Rights Watch concluded "were major and systematic violators of the most basic standards of the laws of armed conflict, including by launching indiscriminate attacks on civilians, selectively ...
North, a decorated U.S. marine who's currently a political commentator and host of the Fox News show "War Stories With Oliver North," is best known for his time on the National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair. He claimed partial ...
... where his administration was accused of illegally selling arms to Iran in exchange for the release of hostages in Lebanon, then using the funds to finance the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. Amazon's series will focus on this scandal, and North's ...


 

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