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Heroes of the Revolution: Cuban Ingenuity Keeps American Classics Running
By Frank Smyth, March 3, 1999, Automobile

SOUTH OF HAVANA, CUBA –The white 57 Dodge convertible has perfect banana yellow underpanels with tall matching fins, even though its passenger…

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Letter from Havana: Gays, Catholics, and Transvestites in the New Cuba
By Frank Smyth, January 4, 1999, Salon.com

Che Guevara would have been puzzled by the joy of this past Christmas in Cuba, the first time this traditionally Catholic island has officially celebrated the holiday…

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San Jorge’s Struggle: Guatemalan Village Blocks Resort
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1998, Cultural Survival Quarterly

When Jorge found me, I was having coffee with a friend in the lakeside town of Panajachel, Guatemala. Jorge was panting, having peddled a fast mile on his bike from the nearby village of San Jorge de la Laguna or “Saint George by the Lake.”

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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…

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Colombia’s Gringo Invasion
By Frank Smyth & Winifred Tate, May 3, 1997, Covert Action Quarterly

The US military boasts that its Army Special Forces or “Green Berets” are “the most versatile special operations soldiers in the world.”1 While serving under the Department of Defense (DoD), members of these units, trained in unconventional warfare…

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La Mano Blanca en Colombia
By Frank Smyth, January 3, 1997, Transnational Institute

La CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) ha respaldado por mucho tiempo a sus aliados anticomunistas quienes, durante su relación con la CIA o después, han traficado drogas. Esto no es sorprendente.

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Colombia’s Blowback
By Frank Smyth, January 3, 1997, Transnational Institute

EDITOR’S NOTE: The article below by investigative journalist Frank Smyth was published last Fall by the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam) and Accion Andina (Cochabomba, Bolivia) as a chapter titled, “La Mano Blanca en Colombia,” in the book, Crimen Uniformado [Crime in Uniform]: entre la corrupcion y la impunidad (1997). It appears in Antifa Info-Bulletin with the

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