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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:04:51 -0700

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Nicaragua: Miskito Tribe Finds Cocaine No 'Gift Of God'

Tue, 11 Jun 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Times, 11 Jun 2002 - SANDY BAY, Nicaragua -- Eduardo Rayos, two cousins and a few other senior Miskito men spoke animatedly in their 1,000-year-old tongue while a team of international visitors waited in a corner. It was an unscheduled meeting of the Council of Elders of Sandy Bay, some four hours by boat up the Caribbean from the nearest Nicaraguan town. The meeting was called because of the unexpected presence of a group of foreign reporters.

Nicaragua: U.S. Drug War Finding Allies In Formerly Hostile

Sat, 11 Mar 2000 08:00:00 GMT

Miami Herald, 11 Mar 2000 - (MANAGUA) -- When officials here announced last week that they hope to sign a treaty within the next few months giving U.S. military ships the right to pursue suspected narcotics traffickers into Nicaraguan coastal waters, the surprise was the reaction: Instead of the usual cries of American intervention, there was dead quiet. "Things have changed," said Oliver Garza, U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua, who made a maritime treaty on narcotics enforcement a top priority when he arrived here last September. "People have recognized that an international counternarcotics effort is not only not bad, it's actually good politics."

Nicaragua: Wire: Panama President Balladares Visits Nicaragua

Tue, 23 Feb 1999 08:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 23 Feb 1999 - MANAGUA, - Panamanian President Ernesto Perez Balladares and Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman signed a declaration on Tuesday to promote trade and democracy in Central America and fight drug trafficking. The declaration, signed at a ceremony in Managua, called for a free trade agreement among Panama, Nicaragua and other Central American nations to help develop the commercial interests of the region.

Nicaragua: Wire: Nicaragua Holds Canadian On Marijuana Charges

Fri, 08 Jan 1999 08:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 8 Jan 1999 - MANAGUA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Nicaragua has jailed a Canadian man on charges that he used his commercial hemp business as a front for an illegal marijuana farm, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Paul Thomas Wylie, 45, of Burlington, Ontario, was awaiting trial in Managua on charges of planting 100 hectares of marijuana, said Maria Alicia Duarte, a prosecutor working for Nicaragua's attorney general.

US CA/Nicaragua: Drug Dealer Benefited From Agencies' Strife

Mon, 17 Aug 1998 07:00:00 GMT

San Francisco Examiner, 17 Aug 1998 - DEA helped him while the FBI looked for him While the FBI searched in vain for a shadowy Nicaraguan cocaine baron, the DEA helped him get travel visas and paid him to be an informant, a U.S. Department of Justice report says.

US CA/Nicaragua: A Smuggler, The Dea And The Fbi Source

Mon, 17 Aug 1998 07:00:00 GMT

San Francisco Examiner, 17 Aug 1998 - The strange career of Norwin Meneses. * 1963-1964: Meneses is convicted in San Francisco for shoplifting, misuse of slot machines and statutory rape. * 1976-1980: DEA hears that Meneses is smuggling cocaine from Nicaragua to the United States.

Op Editorial: Disappearing act fails to lay CIA questions to rest

Mon, 22 Dec 1997 08:00:00 GMT

San Jose Mercury News, 22 Dec 1997 - There are magicians within the U.S. government. Last week, they played a dirty trick, causing two official reports on allegations of a Contracrack cocaine connection to vanish into bureaucratic thin air. These reports one by the Department of Justice, and one by the Central Intelligence Agency are the result of more than a year of internal investigation into allegations of government complicity in the crack cocaine trade.

Nicaraguan drug dealer linked to Contras recaptured

Tue, 25 Nov 1997 08:00:00 GMT

San Jose Mercury News, 25 Nov 1997 - MANAGUA (Reuters) A Nicaraguan drug trafficker with reported links to a U.S. Contradrugs scandal was recaptured over the weekend in Nicaragua after his release from prison 10 days ago, officials said Monday. Omar Meneses was arrested Sunday morning at his mother's home in northern Nicaragua, Commissioner Arnaldo Pastran of the National Police told Reuters.

Wire: U.S. government opens DEA office in Nicaragua

Thu, 23 Oct 1997 07:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 23 Oct 1997 - By Lorraine Orlandi MANAGUA, Oct 21 (Reuters) The U.S. government opened a Drug Enforcement Administration office in Nicaragua on Tuesday promising not to trample on the country's sovereignty in its fight against drugs bound for the United States.