Last December, DRCNet reported
on the assassination by Bolivian national security forces of coca growers'
union leader Casimiro Huanca in the town of Chimoré in the Chapare
region of the Amazon (http://www.drcnet.org/wol/214.html#cocacrisis).
Narco News, which reported
live from the Chapare at that time, as well as the Chapare-based Andean
Information Network, provided detailed information documenting that the
killing of Huanca was a deliberate murder by uniformed police. Now,
Narco News has obtained a cable sent in December from the US Embassy in
Bolivia to US officials in Washington, Miami and four Embassies in South
America, revealing that US officials knew that the Bolivian government
was lying about the incident, but remained silent.
Four months later, his uniformed
assassins have neither been arrested nor prosecuted. See http://www.narconews.com/duddy1.html
for further information including the uncovered documents.
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Issue #231, 4/5/02
Editorial: Contrasts | Supreme Court to Review California's Three-Strikes Sentencing Law | US Alternative Development Plan in Colombia a Failure, Say Officials, Will Be Abandoned in Favor of Spraying and Bullets | Uncovered Documents Reveal State Department Cover-Up of Bolivian Police Murder of Coca Growers Union Leader | US Abandoning Afghan Opium Eradication Effort | National Prescription Heroin Trials Urged in Australia, Prime Minister Remains an Obstacle | Something New Under the Sun: Scots Offer Retox to Prisoners | Upper Class Marijuana Busts Could Lead to Cracks in South Korean Drug War Consensus | DEA Head Calls Mexican Cartels Terrorists in Effort to Link Vastly Different Phenomenon | Media and Resources Online | Alerts: HEA, Bolivia, DEA Hemp Ban, SuperBowl Ad, Ecstasy Legislation, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana | The Reformer's Calendar
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