|Students with photos of Kiki Camarena. |
The must-see new Amazon documentary series "The Last Narc" interviews Camarena's widow, former DEA agent Hector Barilles who was assigned to investigate Camarena's murder, the US prosecutor of his killers, and two Mexican policemen who were assigned to protect drug lords involved in the crime, revealing the layers of corruption involved.
|Oliver North testifying during the Iran/Contra hearings. |
Some allege that Camarena had discovered that the United States government collaborated with the Guadalajara Cartelin to import drugs from Colombia to the United States via Mexico, in order to use the proceeds to sponsor the Contras in Nicaragua in its war against the Sandinista government. He had also shut down a huge marijuana plantation fun by the cartel, which seems to have cozy with more than one government.
Also mentioned in the series is the work for former San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, who connected the dots between the crack epidemic in Los Angeles and the drug-running CIA in his stories and book Dark Alliance. Webb was found dead of an apparent suicide in 2004.
|First Lady Melania Trump speaking at a 2019 Red Ribbon Week event.|
It's high time to be fully honest and open with our children about the War on Drugs and the corruption it causes, instead of misleading, symbolic events like Red Ribbon Week that often provide skewed and harmful information about marijuana. When kids figure out the government is lying to them about pot and the drug war, their confidence in our leaders is shattered, with serious consequences.