Category: CIA

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Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most notorious events in Mexican history: the massacre of scores of student demonstrators on the eve of the 1968 Olympics. Across the country, Mexican citizens are commemorating the event with marches and rallies, conferences, exhibitions, and performances. The massacre marked the first time a popular movement confronted Mexico’s...

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Haspel Memos Illuminate 4 Keys to the Culture of Torture

Haspel Memos Illuminate 4 Keys to the Culture of Torture

CIA director Gina Haspel supervised the torture of an alleged terrorist at a CIA black site in November 2002, according to declassified records obtained by the non-profit National Security Archive. Haspel’s supervisory role at the secret prison in Thailand was known before she was confirmed as CIA director in May with virtually no public hearings or declassification...

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What was in John Brennan’s emails?

What was in John Brennan’s emails?

In 2015, WikiLeaks published a tranche of emails hacked from the account of future CIA Director John Brennan. Among the documents was “The Conundrum of Iran,” a draft paper, on U.S. policy toward Iran that Brennan wrote in July 2007, with recommendations for the next president. When Barack Obama was elected, Brennan became national security adviser,...

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