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Still Seeing Red: The CIA Fosters Death Squads in Colombia
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1998, The Progressive

Back in 1989, the CIA built its first counter-narcotics center in the basement of its Directorate of Operations headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Since then, the newly renamed “crime and narcotics center” has increased four-fold, says CIA spokeswoman Anya Guilsher…

Sand Diggers and the Strongman
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1989, Dissent

Vista Hermosa, El Salvador — A powerful torrent during the high rains, Rio Las Canas is a trickle of muddy water from October to May. It begins ten kilometers from the city center, carving its way north past volcanic slopes, eventually feeding into the large, man-made reservoir that separates government-held terrain from…