The Austin-based geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor recently published an article entitled, “Central America: An Emerging Role in the Drug Trade.” We were on the road and thus unable to post when it came out, but wanted to share a few errors we found.
First, Central America was a transit corridor back to the 1960’s. This was clearly documented by the 1970’s. For proof, look no further than the charges and counter-charges between the Sandinistas and the Contras over which had dirtier hands when it came to drug money. (The answer, not surprisingly, was both.)