(March 6, 2011) Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this week held up a book, titled "La Guerra Falsa," for the world to see.
The tome Morales displayed for the cameras on March 3 at a military ceremony in La Paz, Bolivia is the Spanish-language version of "The Big White Lie," a book penned by former DEA undercover agent Mike Levine. The book exposes the CIA's corrupt involvement in the drug war, including its role in the "cocaine coup" in Bolivia in 1980.
Mike Levine now hosts the Expert Witness Radio Show on Pacifica Radio in NYC, a show that has given Narco News plenty of airtime.
The U.S. mainstream media coverage meme now argues that when Morales kicked the DEA out of Bolivia in 2008, it opened the door to widespread narco-corruption, as evidenced by the recent arrest in Panama of Bolivia's former top counternarcotics cop, Rene Sanabria.
Morales' critics contend Bolivia’s stability is in jeopardy because it has become a magnet for global narco-trafficking since the DEA’s departure.