Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mitt Romney's Ties to El Salvadoran Death Squads

We told you previously how Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital made him rich with investments that are unfriendly to animals. Now, even more disturbing news has surfaced.

A few weeks ago, rumors began to swirl that Romney might have founded Bain Capital with dirty money from El Salvadoran families with ties to that country’s civil war atrocities. The Huffington Post reports this week that the Romney campaign, when asked about the matter, responded only by forwarding a 1999 Salt Lake Tribune article that states, "about $6.5 million of $37 million that established the company came from wealthy El Salvadoran families linked to right-wing death squads."

According to the United Nations, right-wing death squads were responsible for 85% of the 35,000 death squad murders during the El Salvadoran civil war from 1979 – 1992. 

Romney and Bain Capital went on to earn hundreds of millions of dollars by buying companies and then outsourcing American jobs to cheaper labor markets overseas and by investing in companies like Stericycle and Burlington Coat Factory. Stericycle specializes in disposing of aborted human fetuses and animals killed by animal testing. Burlington Coat Factory has been cited for importing improperly labeled coats made from the skins of dogs and cats killed in China.

Is there no limit to how low Mitt Romney is willing to go to enrich himself? 


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