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How Reagan Promoted Genocide

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When the U.S. news media does briefly acknowledge the barbarities of the 1980s in Central America, it is in the context of how the little countries are bravely facing up to their violent pasts. There is never any suggestion that the United States should follow suit.

To this day, Ronald Reagan -- the U.S. president who signaled to the Guatemalan generals that it would be alright to exterminate "Marxist guerrillas" and their "civilian support mechanisms" -- remains a beloved figure in Official Washington and in many parts of the United States.

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Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at secrecyandprivilege.com. It's also available at
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