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.

TOR Radio: March 23, 2013 (Cele Castillo, Antonio Buehler)

March 24, 2013 in TOR Blog, TOR Radio

Traces of Reality | Download TOR Radio: March 23, 2013 | Guest: Cele Castillo (1st Hour), Antonio Buehler (2nd Hour) | Topics: Guatemala, CIA sponsored death squads, Kaibiles, Efrain Rios Montt | Corrupt Cops, APD, Peaceful Streets Project

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.

US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

February 19, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | US training of Mexican military forces spiked in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, coinciding with a sharp rise in drug-war homicides in Mexico, an analysis of records made public under the Foreign Assistance Act show…

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 [...]

U.S.-Backed Guatemalan Dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt Faces Charges of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

January 31, 2013 in News

John Glaser Antiwar January 31, 2013   After 13 failed appeals, a Guatemalan court on Monday ordered 86-year-old former US-backed dictator Efrain Rios Montt to face charges of genocide and crimes [...]

Guatemala official takes on nation’s ugly past, violent present

January 7, 2013 in News

Los Angeles Times | She holds one of the most dangerous jobs in this spectacularly dangerous country, confronting the most feared and powerful men of the Guatemalan present: gang leaders; dirty public officials; shot-callers in the Mexican drug cartels who have bled in from the north.