[The following is an archived article from 2017 that summarizes a Wikileaks report. As was previously touched upon in our case study on Afghanistan, the capitalist class has a vested interest in the drug trade, to which a large percentage of the money-laundering has direct links; most of the generated profits are then placed in American-British offshore banks. International cartels, especially drug cartels, are symptoms of how capital has expanded globally, as they act as stewards for the imperialist nations in the plundering of the oppressed or colonized nations. In fact, the CIA often covertly used cartel drug lords to sell drugs for them in order to help finance the United States’ anti-communist campaign in Central America. Thus, cartels are understood to be monopolistic alliances and cartel drug lords are little more than small business owners who make up the petit bourgeoisie. However, that is a topic to be explored more in depth in the coming months. –Janelle]
By John T. Robertson
January 19, 2017
Julian Assange launched an attack on the integrity of the Clinton Foundation with the latest intelligence report that says the organization had ties with Mexican drug cartel leader, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.
Guzman, widely known as ‘El Chapo’, has an estimated net worth of $2 billion USD. He is currently incarcerated in a high-security Mexican prison and is in the process of being extradited to the United States.
Speaking at a conference over the weekend, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks stated the report was “yet another blow to the questionable integrity of the Clinton Foundation.”
A report from intelligence officials found with “high confidence” that $320M Mexican Pesos (approximately $15M USD) was transferred from Guzman’s offshore shell assets in Saudi Arabia and Ukraine to Hillary Clinton’s private account in the Cayman Islands. This was then redirected to the Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton Foundation press relations declined to comment.
Original source: https://web.archive.org/web/20170110150708/http://times.com.mx/wikileaks-mexican-drug-kingpin-el-chapo-donated-15m-to-clinton-foundation/ (The Times)
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