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House of Death Series Begins on WBAI Today

House of Death Series Begins on WBAI Today

December 5, 2005
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The "House of Death" mass murder case is the subject of a four-part series that will begin airing today on WBAI's Expert Witness Radio. Bill Conroy's exclusive Narco News investigations of this case will play a major part in the series by Expert Witness host Mike Levine, a former undercover DEA agent. The House of Death was the site of a series of torture/deaths in Juarez, Mexico involving an informant on Homeland Security's payroll. U.S. officials were aware of the murders while they were happening but did nothing to stop them, and later covered up the events and various agencies' responsibility for them.

Those in the New York area can listen on 99.5FM, but the programs will also be broadcast online. Find airtimes and links to listen, as well as a full background on the case with links to previous Narco News stories in the following notebook entry from Bill Conroy:

Two other recent, excellent stories posted in The Narcosphere that you may have missed:

- Longtime Caracas, Venezuela resident Charlie Hardy gives his perspective on this weekend's parliamentary elections in Venzuela. "There are places within the country," writes Hardy, "where opposition leaders have done a good job and would stand to win seats in the congress. In other areas, there is enough concentration of the elite that elections would also be secure. But, in general, the opposition has been looking at a great defeat because of their longstanding ineptness and corruption. So what could they do? Withdraw their candidates and cry foul, which is what they have done. Their next expected move is to seek international intervention because the democratic process is supposedly under attack and in one way or another get Chávez out – out of power and maybe out of the country."

Read that entire story here:

- Bill Conroy weighs in on the "Iraq press payola scandal," in which great anger has arisen over the revelation that the U.S. military paying Iraqi journalists to write favorable stories about the occupation. "In my book," writes Conroy, "all this fuss in the mainstream media over the U.S. military paying to plant favorable stories in the Iraqi press is one big charade. This kind of paid-for journalism happens all the time, even in the land of the free-press. It's the quid pro quo of making a buck in the media business. And as proof, the only real concern being advanced about the pay-for-press scandal in Iraq is that it wasn't labeled as 'paid for by the U.S. military' — as if that would make all the difference."

Read all these stories and much more in The Narcosphere, the group blog of the 252 copublishers of Narco News.

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin

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