The video traces the drug war from President Nixon to the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws to the emerging aboveground marijuana market that is poised to make legal millions for wealthy investors doing the same thing that generations of people of color have been arrested and locked up for.
Three officials told journalists that they considered these reports "reliable. Hugo Spadaforawho had fought with the Contra army, outlined charges of cocaine trafficking to a prominent Panamanian official and was later found murdered. Five American Contra supporters who worked with the rebels confirmed the charges, noting that "two Cuban-Americans used armed rebel troops to guard cocaine at clandestine airfields in northern Costa Rica.
They identified the Cuban-Americans as members of Brigadean anti-Castro group that participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
Several also said they supplied information about the smuggling to U. According to the report, "Twelve American, Nicaraguan and Cuban-American rebel backers interviewed by The Associated Press said they had been questioned over the past several months [about contra cocaine trafficking] by the FBI.
In the interviews, some covering several days and being conducted in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and California, several of the Contra backers told AP of firsthand knowledge of cocaine trafficking.
Kerry Committee report Once you set up a covert operation to supply arms and money, it's very difficult to separate it from the kind of people who are involved in other forms of trade, and especially drugs. There is a limited number of planes, pilots and landing strips. Lugar of Indiana, the Republican Chairman of the Committee.
The report of the Committee, released on April 13,found that the Contra drug links included: Involvement in narcotics trafficking by individuals associated with the Contra movement.
Participation of narcotics traffickers in Contra supply operations through business relationships with Contra organizations. Provision of assistance to the Contras by narcotics traffickers, including cash, weapons, planes, pilots, air supply services and other materials, on a voluntary basis by the traffickers.
Payments to drug traffickers by the U. State Department of funds authorized by the Congress for humanitarian assistance to the Contras, in some cases after the traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies on drug charges, in others while traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies.
We knew that everybody around Pastora was involved in cocaine His staff and friends redacted they were drug smugglers or involved in drug smuggling. For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.
The series alleged that the three had relationships with the Contras and the CIA, and that law enforcement agencies failed to successfully prosecute them largely due to their Contra and CIA connections.
Response[ edit ] African-Americans, especially in South-Central Los Angeles where the dealers discussed in the series had been active, responded with outrage to the series' charges.
By the end of September, three federal investigations had been announced: The article also discussed Webb's contacts with Ross's attorney and prosecution complaints of how Ross's defense had used Webb's series. One described the series's evidence as "thin",  the second, citing interviews with current and former intelligence and law-enforcement officials, questioned the importance of the drug dealers discussed in the series, both in the crack cocaine trade and in supporting the Nicaraguan Contras' fight against the Sandinista government.
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Adults, teens, and even children abuse drugs. The war on drugs does not do much to solve the problems of people abusing drugs. How Ronald Reagan Changed the World In the early s, the American people elected Ronald Reagan as President of the United States of America.
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