Eclipse of the Assassins: The CIA, Imperial Politics, and by Russell H. Bartley,Sylvia Erickson Bartley PDF

By Russell H. Bartley,Sylvia Erickson Bartley

This is a stellar, brave paintings of investigative journalism and historic scholarship—grippingly informed, meticulously documented, and doggedly pursued over thirty years. monitoring a chilly battle disagreement that has compromised the nationwide pursuits of either Mexico and the us, Eclipse of the Assassins exposes lethal connections between ancient occasions often remembered as remoted episodes.

            Authors Russell and Sylvia Bartley shed new mild at the U.S.-instigated “dirty wars” that ravaged all of Latin the United States within the Sixties, ’70s, and ’80s and reveal—for the 1st time—how Mexican officers colluded with Washington in its proxy contra warfare opposed to the Sandinista govt of Nicaragua. They draw jointly the strands of a clandestine net linking:

  • the assassination of famous Mexican journalist Manuel Buendía
  • the torture and homicide of U.S. Drug Enforcement management agent Enrique Camarena
  • the Iran-Contra scandal
  • a significant DEA sting opposed to key CIA-linked Bolivian, Panamanian, and Mexican drug traffickers
  • CIA-orchestrated suppression of investigative journalists
  • criminal collusion of successive U.S. and Mexican administrations that has ended in the remarkable strength of drug kingpins like “El Chapo” Guzmán.

            Eclipse of the Assassins locations an immense political crime—the homicide of Buendía—in its complete ancient viewpoint and indicates how the soiled wars of the earlier are nonetheless claiming sufferers today.

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