Thursday, March 13, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: CIA Confirmation Hearing of Anthony Lake
1997-03-13

CIA Involvement in Guatemala

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George Monbiot, columnist for the London Guardian. His new book is "Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning."

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Among the questions asked of Anthony Lake at yesterday’s CIA
hearings were his views about the CIA’s so-called "scrubbing" from
its ranks of agents known for their human rights abuses.

Reeling from criticism that the CIA regularly hires known killers
and death squad leaders, former CIA director John Deutch last year
ordered a review of who the agency works with. As a result, the CIA
reported that some 1,000 informants and agents were released from
their employ, including 100 human rights abusers most of them from
Central and South America.

Jennifer Harbury, an attorney based in Texas has had a lot of
experience with Guatemala, the CIA and the Clinton administration
over the last several years. She launched an international campaign
five years ago in search of the truth about the death of her
husband, Guatemalan guerilla leader Commandante Everardo. He was
captured, tortured and killed by Guatemalan military officers,
including those on the payroll of the CIA.

TAPE: JENNIFER HARBURY, an attorney based in Texas who has launched an international campaign in search of the truth about the death of her husband, Guatemalan guerilla leader Commandante Everardo, who was captured, tortured and killed by the Guatemalan military some
five years ago.

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