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Resource ID: #24992
Subject: Drugs
Source: American Radioworks (NPR)
Date: 2/11/2010; 2/12/2010; 2/13/2010



NPR investigates the world of confidential informants and the partnership that forms between them and the U.S. government. This specific case involves an informant who was moving up in the ranks of a notorious Mexican drug cartel. At the same time the informant was getting paid to provide crucial information to the U.S., he was also helping capture, torment and kill drug rivals. The U.S. was aware of his actions and did nothing.

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