Uncovered Documents Reveal State Department Cover-Up of Bolivian Police Murder of Coca Growers Union Leader 4/5/02

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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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