Tim Golden


Golden, Tim. "C.I.A. Links Cited on Peru Arms Deal That Backfired." New York Times, 6 Nov. 2000. [http://www.nytimes.com]

Peru's former intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, "a crucial C.I.A. ally in the region," has been implicated in an arms deal in 1998 that saw Jordanian AK-47 assault rifles end up in the hands of leftist guerrillas in Colombia.

[CIA/00s/00/Gen; LA/Peru]

Golden, Tim. "Former Salvadoran Rebel Chief Tied to Deaths Is Deported." New York Times, 5 Nov. 1997, A16 (N).

After being held in jail since his arrest in September 1996, Pedro Antonio Andrade dropped his appeal of the U.S. government's deportation order and was flown to El Salvador aboard a Justice Department jet.


Golden, Tim. "From Suspect in Murders to a New Life in America." New York Times, 22 Nov. 1996, A1, A14 (N).

A former Salvadoran leftist guerrilla, Pedro Antonio Andrade, who has been living in the United States in return for assistance he gave to U.S. and Salvadoran officials after his capture in 1989 is now facing possible deportation. Andrade is suspected of involvement in the 1985 Zona Rosa murder of four U.S. Marines and nine other people in San Salvador. The arrangements that brought him to the United States involved the Ambassador, the CIA, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and other U.S. organizations and individuals.


Golden, Tim. "Guerrilla's Asylum Analyzed Amid Contradictory Claims." New York Times, 12 Dec. 1996, A1, A20 (N).

A report issued by the Inspector Generals of the CIA and the Departments of State, Defense, and Justice concludes that no laws or regulations were broken in Pedro Antonio Andrade's resettlement in the United States. Senator Shelby criticized the report as incomplete; he wants to know who is responsible for the decision to admit Andrade to the United States.


Golden, Tim. "How Dubious Evidence Spurred Relentless Guantánamo Spy Hunt." New York Times, 19 Dec. 2004. [http://www.nytimes.com]

"[C]onfidential government documents, court files and interviews show that the investigations" into suspicious behavior by a Muslim chaplain and others at the Guantánamo prison "drew significantly on questionable evidence and disparate bits of information that ... linked Captain [James J.] Yee tenuously to people suspected of being Muslim militants in the United States and abroad."


Golden, Tim. "More C.I.A. Ties to Salvadoran Linked to Marines' Death." New York Times, 17 Jan. 1997, A20.


Golden, Tim. "Pentagon's Top Cuba Expert Pleads Guilty to Espionage." New York Times, 20 Mar. 2002. [http://www.nytimes.com]

On 19 March 2002, Ana B. Montes pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Washington, DC, to a single count of conspiracy to commit espionage. Montes admitted "that she spied for the Cuban government for 16 years" and acknowledged "that she had revealed the identities of four American undercover intelligence officers and provided the Cuban authorities with reams of other secret and top-secret military and intelligence information.... Under her plea bargain, Ms. Montes will be sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment and 5 years' probation." See also, Neely Tucker, "Defense Analyst Pleads Guilty to Spying for Cuba," Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2002, A1.


Golden, Tim. "Tale of C.I.A. and Drugs Has Life of Its Own." New York Times, 21 Oct. 1996, A1, A10 (N).

"The force of the Mercury News account appears to have relatively little to do with the quality of the evidence that it marshals to its case.... [T]here is scant proof to support the paper's contention that Nicaraguan rebel officials linked to the C.I.A. played a central role in spreading crack through Los Angeles and other cities." Nevertheless, the Mercury News story "found fertile ground."

Golden also has a sidebar story, "Pivotal Figures of Newspaper Series May Be Only Bit Players," New York Times, 21 Oct. 1996, A10 (N), about the two Nicaraguan drug traffickers -- Juan Norwin Meneses Canterero and Oscar Danilo Blandón -- at the center of the accusations.


Golden, Tim. "U.S. Recruited Ex-Rebel Despite Links to Deaths, Reports Say." New York Times, 21 Jan. 1997, A19.


Golden, Tim. "U.S. Seeking Deportation of Rebel Turned Informer." New York Times, 22 Feb. 1997, A17.


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