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U.S. Arms for Terrorists?
By Frank Smyth, June 13, 2005, The Nation

The Colombian police heard in early May that a big deal was going down inside a gated luxury community southwest of Bogotá. On May 3 they followed Colombian suspects, two of whom turned out to be retired Colombian Army officers, to a house filled with twenty-nine metal crates of arms and 32,000 rounds…

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Estado Unidos no debería confiar en los hombres “yes” de Irak
By Frank Smyth, May 11, 2004, Desde El Salvador

¿Cómo terminamos con tantos aprietos en Irak? Porque hicimos lo que hemos hecho por largo tiempo: Buscamos no a los extranjeros con quienes todavía necesitamos trabajar, sino a los exiliados que fueran más parecidos a nosotros.

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Drug War Blues
By Frank Smyth, May 3, 2001, The SAIS Review

What kind of a man would stand up to the Republican mayor of New York, Rudolph Guliani, and tell him flat out that he is wrong? Tell him, “No, Rudy, just busting addicts doesn’t clean up the streets like you say…

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No Passage
By Frank Smyth, July 13, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com

American officials and others say the United States learned vital lessons in El Salvador that policymakers are now applying in Colombia. The gist of this argument is that like in El Salvador, the United States support of the Colombia military will eventually…

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Guatemala’s Narco-military
By Frank Smyth, November 18, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

No country so small has ever moved so much cocaine north. Earlier in this decade, about 50 to 75 metric tons of cocaine passed through Guatemala each year, according to the State Department.

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Cold War Bias in Colombia?
By Frank Smyth, October 7, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Carlos Castano is not a name that comes up much in the debate over whether to escalate U.S. drug-war aid to Colombia. But policy-makers and politicians alike in America should be mindful of the alliances that he and other rightist paramilitaries…

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A Brave Guatemalan Judge Challenges Corrupt Brass Hats
By Frank Smyth, August 13, 1999, The Wall Street Journal

Something new and promising happened in Guatemala last month when Judge Marco Tulio Molina Lara sentenced ex-Army Lt. Col. Carlos Ochoa Ruiz to 14 years in prison for trafficking in cocaine.

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