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By Russell H. Bartley,Sylvia Erickson Bartley

This is a stellar, brave paintings of investigative journalism and historic scholarship—grippingly instructed, meticulously documented, and doggedly pursued over thirty years. monitoring a chilly battle disagreement that has compromised the nationwide pursuits of either Mexico and the us, Eclipse of the Assassins exposes lethal connections between historic occasions often remembered as remoted episodes.

            Authors Russell and Sylvia Bartley shed new gentle at the U.S.-instigated “dirty wars” that ravaged all of Latin the US within the Nineteen Sixties, ’70s, and ’80s and reveal—for the 1st time—how Mexican officers colluded with Washington in its proxy contra battle opposed to the Sandinista govt of Nicaragua. They draw jointly the strands of a clandestine internet linking:

  • the assassination of popular Mexican journalist Manuel Buendía
  • the torture and homicide of U.S. Drug Enforcement management agent Enrique Camarena
  • the Iran-Contra scandal
  • a significant DEA sting opposed to key CIA-linked Bolivian, Panamanian, and Mexican drug traffickers
  • CIA-orchestrated suppression of investigative journalists
  • criminal collusion of successive U.S. and Mexican administrations that has led to the remarkable strength of drug kingpins like “El Chapo” Guzmán.

            Eclipse of the Assassins locations a big political crime—the homicide of Buendía—in its complete ancient standpoint and indicates how the soiled wars of the earlier are nonetheless claiming sufferers today.

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