<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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Ecuador Takes to the Streets, Again

New Protests Against President Lucio Gutiérrez

By Luis A Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Ecuador vuelve a las calles

April 17, 2005


Palm Growers and Paramilitaries in Northwest Colombia

International Agribusiness Helping Narco Death-Squads Consolidate Control Over Uraba

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

April 16, 2005


Help Keep the Vision Alive

A Letter from Bill Conroy

By Bill Conroy
Narco News Copublisher and Correspondent

April 13, 2005


Time for Apologies

The Brazilian Military and Human Rights in Haiti

By Natalia Viana
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La hora de las disculpas
em português... Chega de desculpas

April 13, 2005


Three Years Ago, Three Days that Shook the Media

Online Journalism's Finest Hour Exposed and Reversed a Coup in Venezuela

By Al Giordano
A Narco News Classic

en español... Tres años atrás, tres días que estremecieron a los medios

April 11, 2005


Leaked Homeland Security Memo Reveals Terrorism Records Are Being Sanitized

Motives Unknown, But Changes Could Set Dangerous Precedent for Civil Liberties, Freedom of Information

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

April 8, 2005


Black Thursday 2005: A Coup d'Etat Begins Today in Mexico

Congress Votes Today on “Desafuero” of López Obrador

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

April 7, 2005


Five Years Old, and We Want to Keep Going

A Letter from Luis Gómez as Narco News' Birthday Approaches

By Luis A. Gómez
Acting Publisher

en español... Cinco años y queremos cumplir más

April 6, 2005


The House of Death Online

Narco News Publishes Full Archive of FOIA Documents in DEA/Customs-Linked Mexico Mass Murder

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 3, 2005


Gringo Anti-Drug Forces in Colombia Moonlight as Narcos

Five Plan Colombia Soldiers Caught Smuggling Cocaine to the U.S.

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

April 3, 2005


DoD and State Depts. Preparing an Army of Mercenaries for Latin America

Private Contractors to Play Greater Role in Future U.S.-Led Drug Interdiction, Crop Eradication Missions

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

April 1, 2005


Watchdog Agencies Asleep at the “House of Death”

U.S. Drug Warriors Indifferent to Death Toll of Fifteen in Mexican Narco-Trafficking Case

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

March 28, 2005


Holy Thursday, 2005

Twenty-Five Years Since Archbishop Oscar Romero’s Assassination in El Salvador

By Charlie Hardy
Via The Narcosphere

March 24, 2005


The Slight Imperfections of the Uribe Era

The Colombian Government’s Concepts of “Justice” and “Peace” in Light of the Massacre at San José de Apartadó

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... Las ligeras imperfecciones de la era Uribe

March 23, 2005


FOIA Documents Open New Door on “House of Death”

Former DEA Supervisor's Letter Reveals Further Agency Complicity in Mass Murder

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

March 23, 2005


Argentine Time Bomb

Behind the Scenes of a Narco-Scandal

By Verónica Gago
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Una bomba de efecto retardado

March 21, 2005


Mesa Will Stay On as President of Bolivia

Congress Rejects His “Blackmail” and Refuses to Hold Early Elections

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from Bolivia

en español... Mesa se queda como presidente en Bolivia

March 17, 2005


Full Coverage of the Crisis in Bolivia

Daily Updates on the Latest Confrontation Between President Mesa and the Bolivian Social Movements

In The Narcosphere

en español... Nuestra cobertura completa sobre los eventos en Bolivia de los últimos días

March 17, 2005


Loving Your Neighbor

Salvatore Mancuso and the New Laws for Negotiating with the Colombian Paramilitaries

By Laura Del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... Por amor al prójimo

March 16, 2005


Mesa Proposes Early Elections in Bolivia

"A Way to Avoid Collective Suicide"

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from Bolivia

en español... Mesa propone adelantar las elecciones en Bolivia

March 15, 2005


Disguised as Journalists

Malice in the Bolivian Media

By Luis A. Gómez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Disfrazados de periodistas

March 15, 2005


Jailed Haitian Prime Minister on Hunger Strike

“...So that One Day My Brothers and Sisters Who Are Made to Wallow in Abject Misery Will No Longer Be Disdained, Starved, Scorned and Ostracized”

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

March 13, 2005


Tick Tock: The Social Movements' Strategy Unfolds

Bolivia on the Edge of an “Unprecedented Social Explosion”

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from Bolivia

en español... Tic tac: despliegue estratégico de los movimientos en Bolivia

March 12, 2005


Social Leaders Break Off Dialog with President Mesa

Government Will Prosecute Protesters, Move Ahead with Weakened Gas Law

By Luis A Gómez
Reporting from Bolivia

en español... El diálogo con Mesa está roto

March 10, 2005


While the Social Movements Stick Together, the Middle Class Takes to the Streets

Evo Morales and Other Bolivian Social Leaders Go Together to Meet with President Mesa

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

March 10, 2005


Mexico Poll: Rising Public Opinion Against the Desafuero

Plot Against Democracy Falling Apart on Eve of Condoleeza Rice’s Visit

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

March 9, 2005


Next: Bolivian Blood on Eduardo Gamarra's Hands?

A Call for Massive Violence Against Protesters in the New York Times

By Al Giordano
Via the Narcosphere

March 8, 2005


Bolivia President Carlos Mesa Submits His Resignation for Congress to Decide

Brinksmanship from Head of State In a Country Swept Again by Conflict

By Luis Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Mesa pone su renuncia a consideración del Congreso

March 7, 2005


After Two Years, Where are the Changes in Brazil?

The Slow Pace of Drug Policy Reform Under the Lula Administration

By Natalia Viana
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... ¿Sin valor para cambiar luego de dos años en Brasil?
em português... Sem coragem pra mudar dois anos após?

March 4, 2005


“Narco News Needs Our Help Today”

Support the New Fundraising Drive to Save this Newspaper

By Andrew Grice
Treasurer, The Fund for Authentic Journalism

March 3, 2005


A Desafuero that Provoked a Revolution in Mexico in 1910... or 2006?

History Becomes Present as Zapatistas Oppose an Attack on Mexican Democracy

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

March 2, 2005


Narco-Scandal Rocks Argentina: Kirchner Confronts the Military

The Quiet Man from Patagonia Forges a New Approach to Drug Policy

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Narco escándalo sacude a Argentina: Kirchner confronta a los militares

March 2, 2005


Argentina: Mystery and Slow-Breaking News on the Cocaine Suitcases

The Air Force Drug Smuggling Scandal May Help Open Drug Policy Debate

By Romina Trincheri
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Argentina: Misterio y noticia tardía sobre las valijas de cocaína

March 1, 2005


The Immeasurable Value of Confidence

A Reflection on Multinational Corporations in Colombia After Jeb Bush’s Visit

By Laura Del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... El incalculable valor de la confianza

March 1, 2005


Banamex at Core of Fox-López Obrador Dispute – But AP Protects the Bankers

Mexico City Governor’s Denunciations of President, Bankers’ Theft from Mexican People Absent from Wire Report

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

February 27, 2005


Meltdown in Mexico: Ten Days that Changed the Wind

The Coup Plot to Remove López Obrador from Mexican Presidential Contest Is Imploding from the Bottom Up

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Ablandamiento en México: diez días que cambiaron el viento

February 24, 2005


U.S. State Dept. Claims of Danger to Tourists in Mexico Untrue, Say Dept.’s Own Homocide Stats

FOIA Request Filed by Narco News Shows Drop – Not Rise – in Danger to U.S. Citizens

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

February 23, 2005


Mexico Poll: Fox-Creel Attacks on López Obrador Have Backfired

Mexico City Governor Gaining Support Despite Attempts to Drive Him From Presidential Race

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

February 23, 2005


Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions and the Supreme Court

“These Are the Same Kind of Proceedings the U.S. Has Spent Many Years Condemning When Used by Other Countries”

By Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray
Chapter 4 and Conclusion of the Book Guantánamo: What the World Should Know

February 23, 2005


Attack on Haiti's Prison Had Nothing to Do with Lavalas Leaders

Back in Prison, Purged Government Officials on Hunger Strike to Demand Trial

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

February 22, 2005


Colombia in Negative

On the Opposition to Uribe’s Government and Other Affronts to the Establishment

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... En negativo

February 22, 2005


Hunter Thompson (1937-2005) and the Art of Listening

He Killed the King Named “Objectivity” and Created the Model of a Journalist as a Sharpshooter

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

February 21, 2005


Media Confusion Over Port-au-Prince “Jailbreak”

Haiti's Top Political Prisoners Forced From Prison in Daylight Attack, Returned Next Day

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

February 21, 2005


“House of Death” Exploded by Former DEA Supervisor's Revelation

New Answers to Questions About DEA Informant Implicated in Mass Murder in Juárez, Mexico

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

February 18, 2005


New Coca Fumigation Program Drives Poor Colombians Off Lands

Locals See Supposed “Anti-Drug” Operations in Chocó as Part of a Decade-Old Campaign by the Government and Corporations to Displace Them

By Sean Donahue
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... El nuevo programa de fumigación de coca expulsa a campesinos colombianos de sus tierras

February 16, 2005


Guantánamo Bay: Testimony and Case Details

U.S. Lies About “Humane” Treatment Revealed By Relatives and Released Detainees

By Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray
Chapter 3 of the Book Guantánamo: What the World Should Know

February 15, 2005


“A Gentleman Goes Twice”

Dirty Tricks and Lies in Colombian President Alvaro Uribe’s Bid for Reelection

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... “El que es caballero repite”

February 14, 2005


Condoleeza Rice vs. Democracy in Mexico

A Plot to Kick a Candidate Out of the 2006 Mexico Presidential Race Provokes an Unprecedented Public Revolt

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Condoleeza Rice vs. la democracia en México

February 13, 2005


Now Showing: The Narco-Bogeyman Eats Mexico!

Media Campaign by Washington and Its Press Lackeys Continues

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... ¡El narco-monstruo se come a México!

February 13, 2005


Saint Gary Webb

“I Think the Day That Gary Died, God Said…”

By Charlie Hardy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 10, 2005


Colombia’s Double Standard for Terrorism, Part II

The Discreet Charm of Salvatore Mancuso and His Boys

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... La doble moral del terrorismo en Colombia II

February 8, 2005


Abuse And Torture at Guantánamo Bay

“After Being Held in Isolation for Two Years, People Will Say Anything, Particularly If Their Next Meal or the Avoidance of Coercive Techniques Depends on It”

By Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray
Chapter 2 of the Book Guantánamo: What the World Should Know

February 7, 2005


Customs Agency Short 5,000 Bulletproof Vests, Whistleblowers Claim

Out-of-Touch Politicians, Bureaucrats, Send Drug War Foot Soldiers to Die Without Equipment

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

February 6, 2005


Mexico City Floats Idea of Legal Drug Clinics in Prisons

A Counter-Proposal to the Failed National Policy is Emerging from the Capital

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... En la Ciudad de México, flota la idea de abrir clínicas legales de drogas

February 4, 2005


WOLA Drops the Ball with New Book, Shifts to the Right on Drug War

The Book, Drugs and Democracy in Latin America, Is an Expensive Disappointment

By Jeremy Bigwood
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... WOLA suelta el balón con su nuevo libro, gira a la derecha en la Guerra de las Drogas

February 2, 2005


Guantánamo Bay and Rule by Executive Fiat

“The United States Is Trying to Overturn One of the Most Fundamental Principles of Anglo-American and International Law”

By Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray
Chapter 1 of the Book Guantánamo: What the World Should Know

January 31, 2005


“Officials In the U.S. Government Have Committed War Crimes”

Reporting the Truth on the Savagery of Guantánamo Bay

By Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray
Introduction to the Book Guantánamo: What the World Should Know

January 28, 2005


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