The CIA and Foreign Policy

February 27, 1997


Top State Department official Richard Nuccio resigned this week in protest at the Clinton Administration’s "inability or unwillingness" to curb what he branded mutinous elements within the CIA.

Nuccio, who worked in the Latin American bureau of the State Department, had his security clearance pulled by the CIA after he privately informed then Representative Robert Torricelli about the role of the CIA in the death of Commandante Everardo, the highest ranking Mayan in the Guatemalan guerrilla movement. Everardo was married to American lawyer Jennifer Harbury.

Today, we’ll hear excerpts from a press conference yesterday in Washington DC with Richard Nuccio and his supporters.

TAPE: RICHARD NUCCIO, formerly a Latin America advisor in the State Department and now a staff member with Sen. Robert Torricelli of New Jersey.

TAPE: KATE MARTIN, of the National Security Archives, a Washington DC-based research group.

TAPE: STEVEN RICHARD, of Amnesty International.

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