Monday, January 2, 2017

Charles Bowden’s Final Story (about Kiki Camarena's death) Took 16 Years to Write

Published by DD Republished from Matter  and some material from obituary in the Tuscon Sentinel

Some of our newer readers may not be familiar with Charles  Bowden's name or his work.  Bowden was a dogged investigative reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.
 
When he got a hold of a story, he wouldn't let it go,  A finalist for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize, he won numerous other awards and the respect of reporters everywhere with his gritty yet painstaking work.  He was one of a kind.

Described by some as a "lone voice crying in the wilderness", he was the first American to speak and write about the femicide killings in Juarez and from that point on was relentlessly writing about the drug trade on both sides of the border for more than 20 years until his death in August 2014. 

Among Bowden's two-dozen-odd books were "Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields" (2010); Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez" (2010); "Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family" (2004); "Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing: Living in the Future" (2009); and "Juarez: The Laboratory of Our Future" (1998), with an introduction by Noam Chomsky and Eduardo Galean.

In addition to his 26 books, Bowden wrote hundreds and hundreds of magazine articles, and was a contributing editor for GQ, Harpers, Esquire, and Mother Jones.

Many have wondered how he was able to investigate and report in such depth on what was happening in Mexico while so many journalist and reporters were being killed for their reporting.  He had a lot of death threats (because of his work).  Publicly he shrugged off those threats and told interviewers "Those people are just trying to intimidate me and shut me up.  If they wanted me dead they wouldn't use threats, they would use bullets.  But he was not careless. 

He had a lot of dangerous liaisons with people in dangerous places." said his then live-in partner while he was living in Tuscon.  "we had guns in every single room - he was careful to never let anyone know where he was," she said. "The DEA told us there were three contracts on his life. There was a gun under his desk, even one in the bathroom."

The unsolved murder of a DEA agent  Enrique Camarena  haunted the celebrated reporter for decades—and he finally completed his investigation in August 2014, just before he died.  The "Blood on the Corn" investigation was his final story — a report on a web of corruption and killing involving the DEA, CIA, drug cartels and high officials of the Mexican government. 
            Charles Bowden                     Molly Molloy                       
His co-author of that epic story, Molly Molloy, tells us in the following story why it took so long (16 years) and meant so much.

I have not posted "Blood on the Corn" simply because it is in  three parts and is very long.  The editor on the website where the story was posted estimates the reading time of the whole story at a little over an hour.  In my opinion you are a fast reader if you can read it in that estimated  time.  I have posted an except from the first part of "Blood on the Corn" following Ms. Molloy's story and depending on our  reader's reactions I may publish the entire story in 3 separate posts.  .  

Molly Molloy's story and the except from "Blood on the Corn" on next page

  Chuck Bowden’s Final Story Took 16 Years to Write
photo by Molly Molloy
By Molly Molloy

Charles Bowden wrote this story for 16 years.

In 1996, he read Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” series for the San Jose Mercury News about the CIA-drug trafficking partnership to finance an illegal war in Nicaragua. When mainstream media and Webb’s own paper attacked the story, Bowden wrote a profile of the discredited reporter for Esquire in 1998, aptly titled “The Pariah.”

Chuck re-examined Webb’s sources and found new ones — including retired DEA agent Hector Berrellez. Hector told him of his own discovery of the CIA-drug world links during his investigation of the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena and that Webb had written the truth. Bowden independently verified everything in Webb’s series, and he came to admire the reporter’s hard-nosed dedication to writing the truth even when it cost him his reputation and career.

When Chuck and I met a few years later, he learned I had spent time in Nicaragua during the contra war, and I learned of his connection to Gary Webb. In 1996, journalism on the internet, where Webb’s story really took off, was brand new. But the story of drug sales to support the Nicaraguan contras wasn’t new at all. I had worked at a newspaper in Managua in the 1980s that reported on Oliver North and the CIA-supplied mercenary contra army that killed thousands of Nicaraguan civilians. Webb’s series “broke an old story,” as Chuck wrote, but it was one that most Americans had never heard.

The media backlash around Webb’s reporting destroyed his career. Depression swallowed him up and Webb shot himself in December 2004. Chuck wrote to me when he heard:
“i can’t deal with e mails at the moment. … i just learned gary webb killed himself friday night. i don’t want to talk or communicate with anyone on earth right now. i am beyond pain and into some other country.”
He was heartbroken and angry and that wound never healed. He could have written more. He knew more as far back as 1998 that would have backed up Webb’s allegations about the CIA and contras and drugs, but his government sources would not go on the record.
Then in 2006, it seemed they might. Chuck wrote to me on December 21, 2006:
“i gotta decide whether to return one more time to the drug world.
yeah, i know. but i’ve got my dead to consider.”
Chuck did go into that world again and talked to Berrellez and to a shadowy CIA operative named Lawrence Harrison, the White Tower. Still, no one would go on the record about the CIA-contra connections with the Mexican traffickers of the Guadalajara cartel. In 2009, Lawrence Harrison wrote, “I felt so bad about Gary Webb because … after his firing he begged me to tell him something that would help him out…”

It was not until late in 2013, when the Mexican government prematurely released trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero—a main figure in Camarena’s torture and murder — that Berrellez decided to speak out. Berrellez provided access to eyewitnesses, corrupt Mexican cops, who saw and heard a Cuban CIA operative interrogating the dying agent.

 But who would believe these witnesses — men who were involved in torturing and killing Americans on orders from their druglord bosses? Chuck and I traveled to California this year to hear their stories. We saw the stress in their faces and bodies as they went back into those rooms where they knew their own lives could be forfeit. They knew when they took the chance to testify in an American courtroom that if they lied they would be sent back. And that in Mexico they would be killed.

Caro Quintero is now free. Rumor has it that Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, another trafficker involved in the murder, may soon be released as well.

Enrique Camarena is dead now 29 years. Gary Webb is dead 10 years. Charles Bowden died August 30, 2014 — a few days after finishing the first draft of this story. He said in a video shot in 2005:
“Look you have a gift. Life is precious, and eventually you die. All you are going to have to show for it is your work, and whether you did a good job or not.”

“I know when something’s done…When I finish, my hands get cold, I think I’m dying…there’s nothing left.”
On that day, August 30, I left for work. I held his hands in mine and they were like ice.  (DD When Ms. Mollow returned home at lunch she found Bowden dead in his bed.  Ironically considering the dangerous life he had led and all the death threats he had received, he died peacefully in his sleep)

The story begun in 1998 was finally over. From now on, he was going to write about birds … and the river.

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Excerpts From Blood on the Corn  

 

In 1985, a murky alliance of drug lords and government officials tortured and killed a DEA agent named Enrique Camarena. In a three-part series, legendary journalist Charles Bowden finally digs into the terrible mystery behind a hero’s murder.

By Charles Bowden and Molly MolloyIllustrations by Matt Rota

 Chapter One

The Murder of a DEA Agent



He curls up in the oxblood leather chair and stares off to the side. He is speaking softly as faces and screams rise up from the past. He seems gone now to some other place. His eyes are way off in Sinaloa, Mexico. The firefight has taken hours, later they will calculate that 20 thousand rounds are fired.

A man goes down.

He crawls to him.

He is safe now, a man speaking softly about the time when the guns fired. He is in a nice house now. Out the window, the horses feed beside the Shetland pony he keeps for the grandkids. When someone jumps too fast from one corpse in his past to another, he says, “Whoa, pony, whoa.” The big thoroughbred is 17 hands high, the brown body glistens with sheets of muscle. Sometimes, when the nights are bad, he walks down to the paddock

“Did you know they sleep standing up? They really do.”

But the cries and screams don’t go away. The trials do not go away. The man in the dark leather chair is suddenly crawling to the Mexican federal police officer. The raid on a drug ranch with the cooperation of Mexican federal police turned up a ton of coke and tons of marijuana, but now three federales are wounded. There is blood on the corn leaves. He stares at the red blood and remembers his mother’s warning. When she was 15, her own mother had cast her from the house for being with child and she lived with the gypsies in Mexico. They taught her to see the future in palms, read the cards, to stare into a crystal ball. So she tells her son who is now a DEA agent in Mexico that she sees danger, there is blood on the corn in the fields. That’s all she can say.

And he remembers it as he crawls to get the wounded Mexican federal cop.


 Things string together in a way that is hard to see at first. When the firefight ends — because the Mexican army finally comes after a three-hour delay — Hector Berrellez is alive. He manages to pull the federal policeman to safety and has him flown up to a hospital in San Diego. A man named Guillermo González Calderoni, a Mexican federal police comandante who works at the beck and call of the elite and does their killings, is impressed by these actions and befriends Berrellez. The fight is celebrated by Berrellez’s agency, the DEA, and soon he is in Washington having a medal pinned on him by the attorney general. Berrellez continues his tour in Mexico and that leads to threats against his life and his family’s lives and so they are all pulled out and brought back to the U.S.

His higher-ups in Washington think of Berrellez when a high-profile murder investigation of a DEA agent named Enrique Camarena seems to stall, and put him in charge. After all, he had been in that firefight, he’d shown in his work that he knew Mexico — why else would he get death threats? And when his hard work on the Camarena investigation leads him back from Mexico to D.C., he gets a real warning, one he could not dismiss: that he’d better back off because his own government was behind this particular killing.
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*DD:  You can read the entire 3 part story at Medium.com or if you would like to see it posted here on BB, leave your comment.

87 comments:

  1. There u go the crooked c.i.a. Killed camarena.

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    1. @5:07 I know you didn't have time to read the story before you posted your comment. Perhaps you need to read the story before you comment. The story didn't say the "crooked CIA killed" Kiki. It said there were people with ties to the CIA that were involved. that is not the same thing.

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    2. So the CIA agent that was present during his torture/interrigation ? Had no part in his death? And these "people" that were involved with the CIA.. They were being paid to find out what camarena knew about the alliance the CIA and drugs lords have in Mexico right?

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    3. A former CIA director and US ambassador formed his own National Security Team with his own political associates and operatives.
      Used his own political power from the shadows to make money through intrigues, drug trafficking, assassination, revenge and domination of THE CIA, ok,
      But the CIA never had the balls to man up and let things fall on their own, and even helped hide the truth, and the DEA also obliged, threatening Héctor Berrellez with deportation, i mean EXTRADITION TO MEXICO to make him shut the fack up,
      Cele Castillo, was silenced, Phil Jordan, and Guillermo Gonzalez Calderoni GOT SILENCED, and that paints their agencies with a real shitty paint of a real shitty color...
      --Henry Kissinger and that former US Ambassador to china and CIA director are very old now, dirty dick cheney and oliver north still spill their poison, have no doubt, PUBLISH and let the chips fall where they may, those old coots need to live the consequences of their greed and infamy before they go, instead of still whispering shit on the "president elect" helped by his new "national security adviser" conspiracy theorist per excellence Michael "look at me trying to look like a very bad eagle" Flyinn the former US Giniral who retired to cash in on his connections, from Russia and turkey and the donal from tha american people getting a new shellacking from the crook-o-diles the donal' is filling the swamp with.
      And thanks for bringing us a chance again.

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    4. @ DD, did you not read this: that he’d better back off because his own government was behind this particular killing.

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    5. 1:45 Tosh Plumlee, a CIA contract pilot flying for honduras based SETCO the aviation company of Juan ramon Matta Ballesteros who flew rafail caro quintero to veracruz and then to nicaragua, has said he told Kiki Camarena to take it easy, because they were working for the same employer...
      except kiki camarena was trying to do the job for the american people, his agency and for himself, while Mr Plume was working for the american government crooks that hijacked the government and the reagan regime to fill their own pockets, those hijackers are americans, AMERICAN CRIMINALS, GREEDY DRUG TRAFFICKERS AND MASS MURDERER'S, not just "rogue agents".
      Two different kinds of employer...

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  2. I think you already know we want you to post it on BB, but I must now go to Medium.com to read the whole thing because I can't wait.

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    1. @5:10 Hope you enjoy it. I often get criticized in the comments for a story being too long. That is why I did it the way I did.

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    2. Hahaha..Im sure you will be criticized for making readers wait for their fix too..Meaning the rest of the story..Damned if you do and damned if you dont.

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    3. Just finished the story up. Thank you dd. It sure did tie up some loose ends, makes me want to know more, but wait, nevermind, I want to stay alive.

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    4. Thank you for sharing the work of Charles Bowden, a true hero.

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    5. dd, please post the story on here. You shouldn't care if you get critized for a story being to long. Keep up the good work. A fanatic from body of Christ Tejas.

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  3. Is BB going to do a story about los 15 de Ruby?

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    1. @5:24 Probably not. Rubi's Quinceañera was a good "feel good" story (except for the guy that ran in front of the race horse and was killed) but had nothing to do with cartels, violence, corruption or the other issues we deal with on BB.

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  4. I bet you after writing all his books mr bowden never imagined how soon the so called big cartels went to shit. And by the way no one gives a fuck about this camarena asshole. He took a shot and got fucked up for getting in shit he shldnt have. Simple. The drug war which is a loosing war is to be fought within our borders not in foreign countries learn your fucking lesson america

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    1. @5:29 I posted the story at 4:49, you posted your comment at 5:29. Either your are a really good speed reader or you are one of those people that comment without reading the story first. It took me almost one and half hours to read all of Blood on the Corn.

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    2. 5:29, one dark grain of rice on the rice is OK.
      --but one dark black rat shit ruins the whole bag of rice,
      and no grain of salt is 'ganna' fix it...

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    3. Only one answer. Legalize All drugs produced them legally put the cartels out of the drug business very simple prohibition doesn't work it only enriches the criminals now look what it's done to Mexico these animals don't care about their country they only care about money and power if you want to eradicate the vermin take away their money and power

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  5. Hector Berrellez knows the corrupt cia killed camarena

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  6. God dam this just got my attention and back to BB
    ELBULLDOG

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  7. Gary Webb an amazing journalist that was destroyed by our gov and his peers

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    1. Insight crime, "Docs reveal CIA-Guadalajara links, not conspiracy" by Steven Dudley and Michael Lohmuller...
      "The CIA has denied the story vehemently...1989 reports do not mention "guadalajara cartel or Caro Quintero"...report is still percolating in Proceso but not on the US press, reason: it is still thin...
      --I hoped insight-crime was a better place, now I know, it barely deserves the lower case letters...

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  8. Thank you for the rest of the story in advance......

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  9. This is a 40 min read tops.

    This war is not a war; A war has a winning strategy, it is not open ended, progress is seen by the public and it ends.

    I tend to agree this is a business for Mexican and US governments.

    Keeps judicial system busy in US and enriches the politicians with deep pockets.

    Nothing more than BAU.

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    1. I agree with all except "This is a 40 min read tops"...Not if you are reading and trying to put all this info into perspective and pause for a wow and gtfo and Damn Can that be true? After all of that it might take more than 40 minutes dude..Im sure if I read every word once and didn't stop,I and most other readers would also be as Great as you at reading.

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    2. It is not a war, it is a conspiracy by hijackers of the government for their own profit.
      What is next?
      --Disowning all foreign debt,
      --issuing new currency
      --making sure assets get nationalized.
      --declare politicians and their property public property.
      --ban money from politics.
      --double the independent ethics committees.
      --create self directed citizen's public security commitees, and cherish our money, make sure no billionaire wannabes steal one red cent from the american people ever again, they may get so valuable that we'll start making real copper pennises again, I mean pennies.

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  10. Mexico needs to learn from the Philippines and teach the kids English in elementary and middle school so that they are more equipped in life.

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    1. 9:30 They do already although not in all schools. Language alone will not better equip you for life but overall education the is goal oriented will.

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    2. 9:30 The mexican politicians the US selects and elects and supports with billions of dollars from the american taxpayer, billions of dollars in weapons and gorilla training and refuge and sanctuary and impunity from prosecution, do not leave enough money in the mexican education budget to teach mexican kids spanish language, I hope you are qualified.to read this message, it is in english...
      PS in the philipines, only the rich get to study english since before ferdinando and imelda marcos started robbing the philipines and looting its treasury in the name of foreign banksters that got to keep the Marcoses' 40 billion dollar fortune safely deposited with them...until the marcoses come back from the grave to make a withdrawal, if they remember their PIN, of course...

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  11. Yes please publish the whole story. Charles Bowden is a legend in our neck of the woods.

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  12. DD: I vote to post the whole story here on BB because:
    (1) it chronicles important events in the Mexican narco wars,

    (2) honors the memory of Charles Bowden and Kiki Camarena,

    (3) the story is entertaining in its own right. and

    (4) I feel that Charles Bowden would be pleased to have his writings exposed to the BB audience.

    Thanks for asking and Happy New Year!
    Mexico-Watcher

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    1. @10:16 Good to hear from you MW and Happy New Year to you. I posted Part one today and will post Parts 2 and 3 over the next couple of days.

      Why don't you come over here and join us on main page as a reporter? Your may have my personal email address or you can use the one at the top of the main page if you want to write me about it.

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    2. DD:@9:55pm
      I suggest don't ask anybody to join the BB fam you know, they know what to do if they wanna be part of this you know. Esto se hace de corazon compa. Just saying thoug.

      Playboy $hort

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    3. @6:07 Thanks for the advice but Chivis extended the invitation to readers to be "guest reporters" some time ago. I extended the invitation to Mexican Watcher to become a reporter because I am familiar with all his comments and stories he has posted on the Forum over the years.

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  13. I'm pretty damned sure a lot of people still care about Camarena in the US. We have learned a lesson: we're building a WALL and you're going to soon be knee deep in your own drug cartel corruption. Oh and believe me that fucking WALL is coming from your narco money...asshole

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    1. 10:42 no wall will ever stop the american drug trafficking and money laundering enterprise, if it is not the mexicans, there were before the pizza connection, the french connection, the iran-afghanistan connection, the Caribbean islands connections, the SE ASIA gold triangle connectikn, the turkey tobaccos connection, and the canadian-lebanese connection, the panama, and the cayman islands connections, all of them operated where no walls can ever exist...poo lil' you, a hole

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    2. 10:12 I guess you are tolkin' back to some asshole, but you forgot to post the address, I am sure not because you are a pendejo, a**hole

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    3. I don't even think a picket fence is going up..But if the wall goes up,What's your plan on stopping the corrupt Border and Customs that allow the trucks and buses and cars from bringing it or the tunnels for that matter?Do you REALLY believe a wall will stop it or are you a out of work construction worker hoping for work?

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  14. Blame olive north.. I mean US general olive north. For camarenas death. Felix Rodriguez was torturing kiki . Felix reported directly to the general. The general was in charge of all the logistics for receiving the coke from the Guadalajara cartel. The cartel had deals with the higher up of the PRI and with the gabachos lol... No wonder those honkies are asking for quintero's neck lol..

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    1. 10:44 Lieutenant colonel Oliver North never had any more promotions, the money he made will never be recovered, unless, wikileaks reveals where it is...there must be some accounting buried somewhere...

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    2. Felix ismael rodriguez mendigutia, alias max gomes, was doing his own little drug trafficking, aaigh? Lt col Oliver North was complaining about it, they wuz having personal problems, already, and when shit got caught cuban exile plumber rodriguez was quick to say "it is oliver's" I don't know nothin', like the cuban con man he is, with presidential access...

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  15. Great story dd. I really want to read the full version but I know I won't stop until I'm done and it's 1:30am here where I am in Canada. I've been meaning to buy a book about the murder of Kiki because the whole thing is fucked.

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  16. this 3 part read would be needed desperately considering someone of the stature of Charles Bowden did it so painstakingly

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  17. Is "Blood on the Corn" available in book form?...If so where can a copy be obtained. Thanks

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  18. A new video of the alliance between H'S and Mayos in Mazatlan Sinaloa . H's are the people of hector beltran leyva now working in an alliance against Chapos.Chapo and Mayo no longer work together ? Only in Mazatlan? What's going chivis?

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  19. Read it and it contains some invaluable truths:
    “And prison matters not at all. Mexico offers such a bleak future to so many of its citizens that a prison cell or a coffin are worth the risk if there is a chance, however slim, of finally getting ahead.“
    Or:
    “The drug capos rise from the underclass, briefly flourish, then vanish into prisons or graves. The system, and the rich who thrive on the system, they endure for generations.“

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  20. Unbelievable to me how many people involved in this heroes death are out on the streets at this moment. They should have gotten life without parole or the death penalty.

    What a travesty.

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    1. 6:17 I will be happy if their names get posted on all the US news apes for all to see, specially felix ismael rodriguez who still claims he was nowhere near mexico on the sech and so deaths, I mean dates

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  21. Happy 2017 Chivas & B.B. Would greatly appreciate you posting the 3 part articles. Peace.

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  22. Many of the comments, not just under this article, are really poor. It feels like they are written by 16 years old boys, sort of tough internet warriors. They use a lot of "fucks" in their comments.

    I like dd's reply to that "tough" guy: "Either your are a really good speed reader or you are one of those people that comment without reading the story first. It took me almost one and half hours to read all of Blood on the Corn."

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    1. 6:46 never mind the comments, while Mr Bowden fell flat on his face once in a while, this report and his books are what he was all about, and I have come to respect him and his work, but i'd rather meet miss molly molloy. Be happy for the report, we rarely have it this good. And try and be happy about the comments, not everybody gets 2 or 3 comments a day, you know?

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  23. Good read,i will like more please. Am still reading a book on the contras in Nicaragua and this is really interesting, Wonder if the c.i.a ordered caro quintero to kill Kiki as is always presumed.....

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    1. 6:58 felix ismael rodriguez really facked up here, where he denies most vehemently he was not involved and threathen to sue the reporters and the former DEA agents, but mysteriously, never dared, he spent his life bragging to the poor LatinAmericans that he was CIA, INCLUDING TO JUAN RAMON MATTA BAESTEROS...

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    2. 6:58 Not the whole CIA, "rogue agents" tolerated by the CIA...

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    3. "Rogue agents" is the name you give those who are compromised or caught..Just like on the old spy show Mission Impossible,the spys are told if they get caught,the agency will deny any connection to them.

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    4. Feliz Ismael Rodriguez, dam..r.i.p. camarena he was a paisa that know too much...

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  24. I know this may b off topic but can anybody tell me if the story of a semi with dead children inside without organs is true an if it is was it a Cartel or petty criminals. And by the way @5:29 you can stand back an watch a country fall or you can reach in an help the more ppl pushing a car with no gas the less it weights ...Mr Kiki is a man who had a good heart loved Mexico and died for it.thanks.

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  25. Sounds crazy interesting...post it in 3 parts

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  26. I'm tired of this dude.. who gives a fuck? I'm tired of Kiki camarera being on the news, go get RcQ and avenge his death and let him die in peace. Please.

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    1. I can certainly understand you being tired of the lingering mystery of who killed and tortured a CIA undercover agent who was trying to his job is stopping drug trafficking.

      Maybe you should go to Yahoo News and read the headlines today. The stories are probably more to your liking. If you hurry you can catch these from today before they are replaced with equally enthralling news. Here are the headlines that you might enjoy more than hearing more about KIKI.

      Chicago's first baby of 2017 was named in honor of, you guessed it, the Cubs

      2016's Greatest TV Comebacks

      Ellen DeGeneres: Kim Burrell Will Not Appear on Show

      Kylie Jenner Pairs Sheer Bodysuit with Baggy Sweats on Private Jet

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    2. How can you die in peace knowing that your own government killed you? I find the web surrounding Camarena's death very intriquing. The CIA was definitely pulling some shady shit in the 80's/

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    3. I give a fuck.

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    4. @dd, kiki was a d.e.a. Undercover agent, da c.i.a. Had him killed. They shut down Gary Webb. That agency is very shady...btw good story..

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    5. JFK knew that intelligence agencies and secret societies really controlled things. He gave a little known speech warning us of this. I'm sure he knew that by giving this speech, his life might be in danger, yet he felt obligated to let the American people know about this secret enemy. Some say he is talking about USSR or communism, but I truly believe he was trying to open the eyes of Americans to the real danger these elite societies pose. In the speech he says that the government may use some type of event to make Americans believe its necessary to spy on its own citizens. I believe this event has happened already. He also said it is important for every American to inform those who may not know of this threat. Transcript of speech is very interesting.

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    6. DD you are hilarious.I have to chuckle a lot!

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    7. Da agency is mismanaged by political operatives with secret agendas that are secret and kept hidden from the american people.
      Real CIA agents have jobs to do, like the DEA, and all the letters have a place in the soup, politician oeratives should not be put above them to have their way on other countries, other americans or on the agents, and just because that has been the set up until two minutes ago, it does not mean WE THE PEOPLE have to keep taking it up the ass "like a man" to make anybody happy.
      That means somebody has to declare "court is in session" and let the chips fall where they may.
      --The letter soup knows who pissed in it, they have the floor...

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  27. Great article, dd! Thank you for sharing, as always. On days I despair that Mexico will ever see an end to the corrosive influence of drugs and money, it gives me hope that there still people out there willing to risk their lives - journalists like Charles Bowden and the staff of Zeta - in order to tell the truth about what is happening, in Mexico and in the United States. To place the good of your country before your own wellbeing: this is what patriotism means to me.

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  28. There's a new alliance between Beltran leyva and Mayo vs chapo and Zetas is this true!?

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    1. That is the same thing I heard from relatives that live in the chihuahua and Sinaloa sierras... apparently BLO and Mayo's faction along with la linea are together and wiping out most of Chapo's ppl .. could be just heAr say but you can't ignore that all three elements were allies at one point and chapo was the apple of discord

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    2. 11:58 not true. mayo will never join beltranes. and neither la linea. thats a lie. CHAPODAMASORDEN

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  29. I will go and read it. Post if you wish, thanks for the link to find it, not that I was looking but I come to BB for these types of stories. Great work, Feliz Ano Nuevo.

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  30. Great write up by Mr. Bowden. CIA killing it's own is definitely plausible. Eric Haney had written in his Delta Force memoir that they ended up killing an ex-SF guy under contract of the CIA for leading an insurgency in Nicaragua.

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  31. Couldn't wait...read the whole thing...great informative, descriptive article...& I believe the word of the 3 witnesses / criminals way more than that of any government or agency official denying it or thing to discredit them...

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  32. Fuck kiki camarena, just onother crooked Dea agent. Who killed him? Who cares! Next...

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    1. 9:04 yer welcome chicken ass, part 2 is up, and we promise to keep stirring the beehive for your benefit, I hope some more bees sting you right on the ass, VIVA KIKI CAMARENA!!!

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    2. That's where you're wrong though m8.. he wasn't crooked and actually was one of the reasons they kidnapped him, if you would have read it. Rcq sent 4m dollars to Kiki but the money never made it to him and Rcq and Co. Thought that Kiki betrayed them by taking the money and still going after them.

      God Damm, do any of you idiots read anything that's posted or do you just come on bb for pictures of severed heads? If you actually read the story Kiki was actually a legit agent and everybody else was paid off or working for the cartels/government.

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  33. dd: thanks for getting this out.Chuck Bowden is deeply missed, espescially now. We need someone like him to expose the three professional liars/killers who will deliver the "briefing" to the POTUS and PEOTUS. Clapper, Brennan and Comey are all feeling the heat since their puppet lost the election.

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  34. Bowden knew about Mena Arkansas, Bill Clinton and the Cubans who were snuck into Arkansas by Carters naive decisions. There were nearly a dozen other CI's and UC's murdered in weeks of Kiki being "compromised".

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  35. https://www.scribd.com/doc/129922529/Amado-Carrillo-Fuentes-the-Killer-Across-the-River-by-Charles-Bowden

    DD print this story.

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    1. @9:48 Thanks for the link. That is a good story. I have a bunch of his stories in my files and I will be publishing some more of them but I think i probably give our readers a little break from Mr. Bowden He was a great writer and IMO a good man. FYI the movie rights to Bowdens "Down by the River" have been purchased. I hope they make the movie and don't screw it up. "Parkland’ Helmer Peter Landesman To Direct Scott Stuber-Produced ‘Down By The River"
      http://deadline.com/2013/10/parkland-helmer-peter-landesman-to-direct-scott-stuber-produced-down-by-the-river-602475/

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    2. I sent you that years ago, LOL. The movie was announced in 2007, it went into limbo for a while , then in 2014, it was supposedly resurrected. After Kill the messenger did poorly at the box office, they are having second thoughts. KTM was not properly promoted. The same producers bought Down by the river's rights.

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  36. Felix Had illegitimate kid with his servant in El Salvador while working Ilopango with notorious assassin Luis Posada Carriles running dope into the USA. He took his rolex watch off in the local pubs and told everyone he took it from Che Guevara's body after having him shot. The Rolex given to Che by Castro. The Salvadoran Generals said Felix told war stories about torturing nuns and had a bra mounted on the wall above his fireplace as a "trophy of war"
    www.powderburns.org/felix

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  37. Send scrippts to Michael Moorer, he may make a good movie, then there is Oliver, the movie maker, Stoned? Yeah that one... not oliver north,
    Oliver Stone, and to Sylvia Longmire, we need to hear from her, of course, God will pay her for it, also Alejandro Hope...heheheee...

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  38. California Governor Jerry Brown's WE THE PEOPLE FORUM- Guest speakers Cele Castillo (DEA) and Mike Levine (DEA) telling it like it is. The fake drug war run by the US Govt. (VIDEO)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adkZipfMRWM

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