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Jefferson Morley’s struggle to find the truth about George Joannides and the CIA’s fight to hide it

maninmexicoFirst, a brief word of apology to Jefferson Morley, whose excellent and meticulously researched book, Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA was first mentioned here almost exactly one year ago, with the promise of a review to come…like so many other worthy projects, the review ended up on the back burner (the saltmine beckons and is unusually active at present), but it has not been forgotten.  In the meantime, Machetera will say this: the book is terrific – engagingly written, carefully corroborated, it is a must-read for anyone curious about the CIA’s long reach in Mexico, particularly during the period in the fall of 1963 when the CIA did and then didn’t know about Lee Harvey Oswald’s visit to Mexico City in his failed search for a Cuban visa.  So get the book, now.

Second, José Pertierra has just published an exclusive interview with Morley at CubadebateContinue reading


Full spectrum recruiting disorder

Mom, Can I Play a Mercenary Invading Venezuela?

Luigino Bracci Roa – Yvke Mundial

Translation: Machetera

Finally, after years of development, controversy and “free” publicity granted by the wire services and videogame websites, “Mercenaries 2” has hit the streets.

Every day, scores of new videogames hit the streets in the United States, but this one has received special attention for its subject: “a videogame of mercenaries going around in Venezuela specifically, where a power-hungry tyrant has taken over the oil supply, provoking an invasion that turns the country into a war-zone.”

The videogame’s first images date from 2005, when there was a great controversy due to the fact that pictures of the La Campiña headquarters of Petroleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) in Caracas could be seen, destroyed in the invasion. Continue reading