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Old 08-09-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Jeez...do we have a mob boss/ mafia running for the POTUS on the GOP ticket?

Nowadays, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has got plenty of money. More than $200 million of it in secret accounts around the world, in fact. But when he launched Bain Capital in 1983, Romney had trouble raising the cash for the private equity project. So he turned to super-wealthy Central American families in Miami and quickly raised $9 million.

But the money was bloody: a handful of Bain Capital's biggest early investors in Miami had ties to Salvadoran death squads, according to a new report by the Huffington Post.

"As Romney now seeks support from the Latino community in his campaign for president, his knowledge of Bain's all-too-few degrees of separation from Salvadoran death squads may become a topic of interest," the authors write.

The article, by HuffPo reporters Ryan Grim and Cole Strangler, adds to past reporting on the subject done by the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Salt Lake Tribune.

Grim and Strangler document ties between Bain Capital's Salvadoran investors -- who Romney personally met with at a Miami bank -- and death squads suspected of murdering leftist union workers, priests, and activists.

The article names a handful of wealthy Salvadorans who had fled civil war in Central America and taken refuge in Miami, including the Salaverria, Poma, de Sola and Dueñas families.

"While they were on the lookout for investments in the United States, members of some of these prominent families ... were also at the time financing, either directly or through political parties, death squads in El Salvador," the article claims. "The ruling classes were deploying the death squads to beat back left-wing guerrillas and reformers during El Salvador's civil war."

The article also quotes political pollster Sergio Bendixen as dismissing the idea that Romney didn't know about his investors murderous connections.

"If anybody tries to tell you there was a line, a Chinese wall, between ARENA [a political party backed by wealthy Salvadoran exiles in Miami] and the death squads, that's just not the way it was," he said.

We emailed Mitt Romney's Miami-Dade spokesman for a comment and will update as soon as we get a response.

Report: Mitt Romney Founded Bain With Money From Miamians With Death Squad Ties - Miami News - Riptide 2.0
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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And the hits keep coming...
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Wouldn't surprise anyone. Miami was infused with dirty money in the 80s, ironically the massive investment in real estate with laundered money is what turned the city into what it is today. A lot of those money was also directed to investment fund like Bain.

I guess it was a good thing Mitt made money. If he had lost their money, oh boy, those guys have been known to hold grudges and they are armed and not afraid to use them.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Romney has no moral compass when it comes to making money.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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Romney has no moral compass when it comes to making money.
Yep. It doesn't make any difference to him where it comes from or how dirty it might be. As his role model, Gordon Gekko, famously said, "Greed is good!" Romney is the personification of Gekko, come to life.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Jeez...do we have a mob boss/ mafia running for the POTUS on the GOP ticket?

Nowadays, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has got plenty of money. More than $200 million of it in secret accounts around the world, in fact. But when he launched Bain Capital in 1983, Romney had trouble raising the cash for the private equity project. So he turned to super-wealthy Central American families in Miami and quickly raised $9 million.

But the money was bloody: a handful of Bain Capital's biggest early investors in Miami had ties to Salvadoran death squads, according to a new report by the Huffington Post.

"As Romney now seeks support from the Latino community in his campaign for president, his knowledge of Bain's all-too-few degrees of separation from Salvadoran death squads may become a topic of interest," the authors write.

The article, by HuffPo reporters Ryan Grim and Cole Strangler, adds to past reporting on the subject done by the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Salt Lake Tribune.

Grim and Strangler document ties between Bain Capital's Salvadoran investors -- who Romney personally met with at a Miami bank -- and death squads suspected of murdering leftist union workers, priests, and activists.

The article names a handful of wealthy Salvadorans who had fled civil war in Central America and taken refuge in Miami, including the Salaverria, Poma, de Sola and Dueñas families.

"While they were on the lookout for investments in the United States, members of some of these prominent families ... were also at the time financing, either directly or through political parties, death squads in El Salvador," the article claims. "The ruling classes were deploying the death squads to beat back left-wing guerrillas and reformers during El Salvador's civil war."

The article also quotes political pollster Sergio Bendixen as dismissing the idea that Romney didn't know about his investors murderous connections.

"If anybody tries to tell you there was a line, a Chinese wall, between ARENA [a political party backed by wealthy Salvadoran exiles in Miami] and the death squads, that's just not the way it was," he said.

We emailed Mitt Romney's Miami-Dade spokesman for a comment and will update as soon as we get a response.

Report: Mitt Romney Founded Bain With Money From Miamians With Death Squad Ties - Miami News - Riptide 2.0
no one and I mean no one could possibly believe this garbage.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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Romney has no moral compass when it comes to making money.
One name: Tony Rezko
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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From Death Panels to DEath SQUADS Yah, sure. LOL.
I saw this on some other wack lefty fringe site today. No way to prove it or disprove it. Meh.
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