The Elite Mercenaries

July 13, 2013 in News

Ricardo Monreal Ávila | Juan Ignacio, 30, formed a current part of an elite group of the Mexican Navy. He joined the security force in 2007, a few weeks after having abandoned the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar de Antón Lizardo, in Veracruz, by express invitation by one of his physical coaches and teachers…

Reagan’s ‘Death Squad’ Tactics in Iraq

April 8, 2013 in News

Consortium News | A recent British documentary Death squads, torture, secret prisons in Iraq, and General David Petraeus are among the featured atrocities in a new British documentary – “James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq”…

U.S. Commandos in 75 Countries Are Teaching Militaries to Torture, Kill, and Abuse Civilians

April 8, 2013 in News

PolicyMic | While aggressive war, drone strikes, and a global network of military bases are the most visible aspects of American hegemonic power, what is often overlooked is the U.S. policy of training, assisting, and subsidizing foreign militaries.

Col. James Steele: The Butcher of Latin America

April 4, 2013 in TOR TV

TOR TV | Guatemalan dictators and death squads answered to Col. James Steele and the CIA | Cele Castillo exposes Col. James Steele and the connections between Vietnam, death squads in Central America and torture in Iraq.

Thirty Years Later, U.S.-backed Guatemalan Dictator Rios Montt Faces Trial for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

March 20, 2013 in News

Reuters | Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is due to go on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity on Tuesday, the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges.

Despite Millions in U.S. Aid, Accusations of Death Squad Killings by Honduras Police Continue

March 18, 2013 in News

Associated Press (via Houston Chronicle) | One problem in Honduras is that the prosecuting arm of government, the Public Ministry, relies on the criminal investigations department to investigate crimes…which means in the case of death squads, police would be investigating themselves.

Death Squads in Afghanistan: Karzai Government Expels U.S. Special Forces Accused of Torture, Murder, and Training Clandestine Militias

February 26, 2013 in News

Glenn Greenwald | Is the US maintaining death squads and torture militias in Afghanistan? Afghan President Hamid Karzai and local residents insist that the answer is yes.

The Global War on Drugs: U.S. Military Intensifies Operations in Latin America

February 7, 2013 in News

John Glaser Antiwar Blog February 7, 2013   The US continues to militarize much of Latin America, spending enormous amounts of cash in order to prop up obedient regimes, train [...]

Cocaine Trade, Violence Still Plague Guatemala After Nearly $100 Million in U.S. “Aid”

February 5, 2013 in News

Robert Beckhusen Wired February 5, 2013   The U.S. isn’t just shoveling cash to stem the tide of narcotics in Mexico and Colombia. Quietly, it’s built up its drug war [...]

Jenni Rivera Linked to Drug Cartel, Witness Claims in New Report

January 10, 2013 in News

Fox News | On the one month anniversary of Jenni Rivera’s death, new details are emerging about the alleged involvement that “La Diva de la Banda” had with a drug cartel in Mexico.