[Marxism] Narcos

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 13 06:04:49 MST 2016

On 12/13/16 12:34 AM, Anthony Boynton via Marxism wrote:
> Louis is a good reviewer, but one piece of history that is totally fiction
> in Narcos is the portrayl of an alliance between M-19 and Pablo Escobar
> which is a fiction invented by the DEA and the paramilitaries and spread by
> Alvaro Uribe. it should not be repeated on this list as if it were true,
> especially since it has been used as justification for killing M-19 leaders.

As I pointed out in my review, there was a consistent attempt to smear 
the left in "Narcos" so I would be happy to be found wrong on the M-19, 
however this caught my eye in the Wiki on the assault on the Palace of 

"Author Ana Carrigan, who quoted the June 1986 report in her book on the 
siege and originally dismissed any such links between the M-19 and the 
drug mafia, told Cromos magazine in late 2005 that she now believes that 
the mafia may have financially supported the M-19."

There was a link to an article that no longer works so I couldn't follow 
up on this. Maybe others would be motivated to track it down but I am 
too busy with other matters now.

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