Reprise: Drug Boss Pablo Escobar Worked for the CIA

The notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar worked closely with the CIA, according to his son. In this episode of The Geopolitical Report, we look at the long history of CIA involvement in the international narcotics trade, beginning with its collaboration with the French Mafia to using drug money to illegally fund the Contras and overthrow the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. We also look at how drug profits are used to float Wall Street and the role big banks play in laundering huge amounts of illicit drug profits.

Show Notes

“Mi papá trabajaba para la CIA”, afirmó el hijo de Pablo Escobar en una entrevista

Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

The CIA Drug Connection Is as Old as the Agency

The CIA And The Drug Trade

Media Censor CIA Ties With Medellin Drug Cartel

The Invasion Of Panama

Inside the Dark Alliance: Gary Webb on the CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

Money Laundering and The Drug Trade: The Role of the Banks

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

Narco-Dollars for Beginners: “How the Money Works” in the Illicit Drug Trade

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