Apr 24, 2015

DEA Scandal: Drugs, Prostitutes and 'Grotesque' U.S. Double Standards

La Jornada (Translated by WorldMeets.US) The director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA for its English acronym) Michele Leonhart resigned yesterday following a scandal involving DEA agents partying with prostitutes in Colombia - and after lawmakers in our neighboring country's House of Representatives issued a statement of no confidence in respect to her performance on the issue.

It should be recalled that last month, the U.S. Department of Justice released an internal report which revealed the involvement of some DEA officers at parties with prostitutes funded by drug cartels in Cartagena, Colombia, which was part of a broader investigation into another scandal in which Secret Service members in 2012 were involved with sex workers in that city as President Barack Obama participated in the Summit of the Americas. Read more. 

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