Retired Venezuelan military officer Hugo “El Pollo” Carvajal was captured in Spain by security forces after remaining in hiding since 2019. Carvajal is a fugitive from the controversial United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and a request for his extradition has been issued by Washington, DC.What is Behind Capture of ‘El Pollo’ Carvajal in Spain?
CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND — You have likely not heard of them, but Creative Associates International (CAI) is one of the largest and most powerful non-governmental organizations operating anywhere in the world. A pillar of soft U.S. power, the group has been an architect in privatizing the Iraqi education system, designed messenger apps meant to overthrow the government of Cuba, served as a front group for the infamous Blackwater mercenary force (now rebranded as Academi), and liaised with Contra death squads in Nicaragua. As such, it has functioned as “both as an instrument of foreign policy and as a manifestation of a broader imperial project,” in the words of Professor Kenneth Saltman of the University of Illinois, Chicago.Creative Associates International (CAI): It’s Not Exactly the CIA, But Close Enough