Central America: US-backed militaries arm the drug cartels?

According to US diplomatic cables and criminal charges filed in a US court against a retired Salvadoran captain, military officers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been selling large amounts of weaponry to drug trafficking organizations in Mexico and Colombia.

From ww4report.com:

Some of these weapons were among those supplied by the US government to rightwing Central American armies at a time when they were fighting leftist rebels and social movements. The US is now spending $1.6 billion over a three-year period on a cooperation agreement known as the Mérida Initiative to fight drug trafficking in Central America and Mexico.

Read full article here.


1 Response to “Central America: US-backed militaries arm the drug cartels?”

  1. 1 Lionel Conner July 1, 2011 at 11:23

    You know, Honduras is a beautiful place to be at.

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