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The Michael Brooks Show

Nov 25, 2018


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Filmmaker Anthony Lappé (@AnthonyLappe), producer of the recent series 'America's War On Drugs,' joins us this week for a wide-ranging discussion on Cold War foreign policy and latin American drug lords.  The 'Cocaine Coup' in Bolivia and the origins of the modern drug trade. The role of Operation Condor and our CIA in propping up right wing governments and drug lords. The Reagan Era and support of the Contras. Freeway Ricky Ross and the intoduction of crack into black communities as a product of funding the Contras against the Sandinistas. How high up were these decisions made, and exactly how important was the Nicaraguan connection in spawning the crack epidemic. Are the same dynamics at play in Afghanistan?