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Cocaine Politics

Program #MARJ001. Recorded in Boulder, CO on May 24, 1991.

Gary Webb's series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, reignited the issue of the Agency's connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Under the cover of national security and covert operations, the U.S. government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. Interview by David Barsamian.


Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall, Economics Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, is co-author with Peter Dale Scott of Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America.

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