<i>"The Name of Our Country is América" - Simon Bolivar</i> The Narco News Bulletin<br><small>Reporting on the War on Drugs and Democracy from Latin America
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The Struggle for a “Constituents’ Assembly”

Bolivian Social Movements Promote a New Model of Democracy: Popular Participation in the Government

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Narco News South American Bureau Chief

en español... Impulsan asamblea constituyente

April 10, 2004


A Military Base Shakes the Yungas

The Bolivian Government Gives Into Demands of Both Highway-Blocking Coca Growers and the US Embassy

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Narco News South American Bureau Chief

en español... La construción de una base militar convulsiona Los Yungas

April 8, 2004


Giordano Wins Upton Sinclair Award for Press Freedom

With Krassner, Flanders, Goodman, Robbins, Invited to Receive Award on May 15th in the Port of Los Angeles

By Adam Saytanides
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 4, 2004


Aristide, Bush, Chávez, Kerry: When Presidents Collide

U.S. Political Campaign Plays With Latin American Fire

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 2, 2004


Announcing 37 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism

From July 30th to August 8th, 2004, the Narco News J-School Comes to Cochabamba and the Coca-Growing Chapare Region of Bolivia

By Al Giordano
Publisher

en español... 37 becas en Periodismo Auténtico
em português... Anúncio de 37 bolsas de estudo para Jornalismo Autêntico

March 31, 2004


Meet the 2004 School of Authentic Journalism Faculty

Coming to Bolivia, 35 of 46 Invited Professors Confirmed

By Al Giordano
Publisher

en español... Conoce al profesorado de la sesión 2004 de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico
em português... Conheça o Corpo Docente da Escola de Jornalismo Autêntico 2004

March 30, 2004


Bolivian Peasant Farmers Step Up Pressure, Begin Planting More Coca

The Mesa Administration Keeps Quiet as the US Opposes Revision of Bolivian Drug Policy

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Narco News South American Bureau Chief

en español... En el Chapare optan por el libre cultivo de coca

March 29, 2004


The Draconian “Law 1008” Will Be Revised

The Bolivian Government and Coca Growers, Under the Watchful Eye of the US, Continue Negotiations

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Narco News South American Bureau Chief

en español... La “draconiana” ley 1008 será revisada

March 23, 2004


The People of the Sacred Leaf

The Peruvian Coca Growers Bring their Struggle to the Capital

By Luis Gómez
Part III of a Series on the Drug War in Peru

en español... La gente de la hoja sagrada

March 22, 2004


Francisco “Pacho” Cortés Is Transferred to La Paz

Very Ill, He Leaves the Maximum Security Prison of Chonchocoro

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Narco News South American Bureau Chief

en español... Francisco “Pacho” Cortés fue trasladado a San Pedro

March 20, 2004


Treasurer Andrew Grice Reports: "We Did It!"

Narco News Team Responds by Announcing Dates, Location, of Next J-School

By Al Giordano
Publisher

March 19, 2004


Coca Decriminalization in Debate

The U.S. Pressures Bolivia While the Government and Coca Growers Hold Talks

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Narco News South American Bureau Chief

en español... La despenalización de la coca en el debate

March 17, 2004


Brazil's New Drug Law

The First Step Toward Decriminalizing the User and Ending Prison Overpopulation

By Karine Mueller
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Nueva legislación sobre drogas en Brasil
em português... Nova legislação sobre drogas no Brasil

March 17, 2004


Reckless Driving

A Widow's Grief and Five-Year Search for Answers from U.S. Customs

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 8 of a Book Published by Narco News

March 16, 2004


The Road to Lima

Peru's Coca Growers and their First Grand Congress

By Luis Gómez
Part II of a series on the drug war in Perú

en español... El camino a Lima

March 15, 2004


A Letter from Ben Melançon

"An Interest-Free Loan to Support the J-School"

By Ben Melançon
Narco News Copublisher

March 14, 2004


Gerard Latortue, Haiti's Illegitimate Ruler

Washington and its New Viceroy Demand that Jamaica Gag Aristide

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Gerard Latortue, el gobernante ilegítimo de Haití

March 12, 2004


A Letter from Trevor Top

"Reporting Unfolding Events Better than Any Other News Source…"

By Trevor Top
Narco News Copublisher

March 12, 2004


Quid Pro Quo

U.S. Customs Boss: "Anybody Who Files a Discrimination Complaint is a Disloyal Employee"

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 7 of a book published by Narco News

March 10, 2004


A Letter from Nate Johnson

"A Bright and Burning Light on the Squirming Tentacles of Empire..."

By Nate Johnson
On behalf of The Fund for Authentic Journalism

March 10, 2004


U.S. Customs whistleblower exposes dangerous freight

Arms smuggling through U.S. rail system linked to China

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 8, 2004


“Pacho” Cortés from Jail

“I'm Afraid They Could Kill Me on any Given Day”

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Part VI in a Narco News Investigative Series

en español... “Pacho” Cortés desde la cárcel:

March 8, 2004


Witnesses: "Aristide Under Lock & Key"

Sunday a.m. in the Central African Republic: Haiti President Is Cut Off from Attorney, Delegation

By the International Action Center
A Narco News Global Alert

March 7, 2004


Green Quest

U.S. Customs: "The More They Have on You, the More They Can Control You"

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 6 of a Book Published by Narco News

March 7, 2004


The Clamor of Francisco "Pacho" Cortés from Chonchocoro

"I'm a Human Rights Defender, not a Terrorist"

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Part V in a Narco News Investigative Series

en español... El clamor de Francisco “Pacho” Cortés desde Chonchocoro

March 5, 2004


A Letter from Laura del Castillo Matamoros in Colombia

"Somewhere in this World there Is a Journalist Adrift..."

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Graduate, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Una Carta de Laura Del Castillo Matamoros

March 4, 2004


"Pacho Is an Innocent Prisoner"

Francisco Cortés, in the words of his wife, Lilia Vargas

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Part IV in a Narco News Investigative Series

en español... “Pacho es un preso inocente”

March 4, 2004


The Hydra

One Customs Agent Accidentally Shot Another: Guess Which Agent Got promoted?

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 5 of a Book Published by Narco News

March 3, 2004


A Letter from Colleen Glynn

"No Other News Source Provides More Verifiably Honest Reporting"

By Colleen Glynn
Narco News Copublisher

March 1, 2004


Alert: Haiti's Aristide Says He Was Kidnapped

White House Denials, Breaking News, in The Narcosphere

By Narco News Copublishers
Up to the Minute Reports

March 1, 2004


"The Racist Manifesto"

U.S. Customs Officers Are Often Divided by Ethnicity

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 4 of a book published by Narco News

February 29, 2004


Haiti 2004: The Great Irony

In the Country's Bicentennial Year, another US-Backed Coup

By Numa St. Louis
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 28, 2004


Letter from Tim Meehan of Pot TV

"Help Support the Voices of People Across Latin America"

By Tim Meehan
On behalf of The Fund for Authentic Journalism

February 28, 2004


Peru Before the Battle

The Coca Growers on the Verge

By Luis Gómez
Part I of a Series about the Drug War in Peru

en español... El paisaje en Perú antes de la batalla

February 27, 2004


Bolivia: Real People Who Are Winning Elections

A Case Against Political Leaders Seeks to Criminalize Democracy

By Al Giordano
Part III of a Narco News Investigative Series

February 26, 2004


Shooting the Messenger

The US Customs Service Punishes Honesty Among its Own Agents

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 3 of a book published by Narco News

February 23, 2004


In Brazil: Fabio Mesquita & Regina Bueno Exonerated

U.S. Embassy's Dirty War vs. Drug Policy Reformers Fails Again

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 22, 2004


The Belly of the Snake

Agents Accuse Customs Officials of Blocking Investigations

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 2 of a book published by Narco News

February 21, 2004


Five Questions About Haiti and the Coup Attempt

Echoes of Venezuela 2002 Are Heard Across the Caribbean

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 19, 2004


Investigation Derailed

US Customs Agents Resign to Blow the Whistle on Corrupt Superiors

By Bill Conroy
Chapter 1 of a book published by Narco News

February 18, 2004


Borderline Security

A chronicle of reprisal, cronyism and corruption
in the U.S. Customs Service

By Bill Conroy
Prologue to a book published by Narco News

February 18, 2004


A "Terrorism" Case Without Proof in Bolivia

The Persecution of Pacho Cortés Backfires on Washington

By Al Giordano
Part II in a Narco News Investigative Series

en español... Un caso de terrorismo sin prueba en Bolivia

February 16, 2004


Terrorists? Or Political Prisoners?

Washington Tries to Destroy the Bolivian Popular Movement

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Part I in a Narco News Investigative Series

en español... ¿Terroristas o prisioneros politicos?

February 16, 2004


Meet Alex Contreras Baspineiro

Narco News and Authentic Journalism Sign a South American Bureau Chief

By Al Giordano
Publisher

en español... Presentando a Alex Contreras Baspineiro

February 16, 2004


Narco News Reborn

A $30,000 Matching Grant, and a New Model for Authentic Journalism

By Al Giordano
Publisher

en español... Narco News Renace
em português... Narco News Renasce

January 1, 2004


You Are Cordially Invited...

…to have a Narco News co-publisher's account

By the Narco News Team
Somewhere in América

en español... Están cordialmente invitados...
em português... Vocês estão convidados...

January 1, 2004


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TIME Magazine's Pay-to-Play Puff Piece on Mexican President Provokes Widespread Ridicule in Mexico by Bill Conroy

US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach by Bill Conroy

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DEA Case Threatens to Expose US Government-Sanctioned Drug-Running by Bill Conroy (2 Comments)

Mexican President Peña Nieto Enlists US-based PR Firm by Bill Conroy

Former ICE Informant Sues US Prosecutors, Federal Agents by Bill Conroy (1 Comment)

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