<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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Two Journalists, Two Fates

The Stories of Gary Webb and Bob Woodward Show How the Simulation of Journalism Works in the United States

By Vicki Pelaez
El Diario

en español... Dos periodistas, dos destinos

June 21, 2005


Nuevo Laredo's Guns, Made in the U.S.A.

Drug Prohibition and Arms Dealing Fuels Violence in Mexico

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

June 15, 2005


Goni, Using His Typical Newspeak, Talks to the BBC

The Former President Blames “Drug Trafficking” for Bolivia Conflict, Hides Own History of Narco Links and Massacres

By Irene Roca Ortiz
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Goni habla con la BBC y acusa en su característica neolengua

June 15, 2005


Bolivia’s Gas War Moves Inside

Their Struggle Far from Over, the Masses Return to Their Meeting Halls to Decide Next Moves

By Jean Friedsky
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

June 15, 2005


Unwelcome Guests

Texas Weekly Weighs In on Homeland Security's Attack on Narco News Journalist Bill Conroy

By Lisa Sorg
San Antonio Current

June 15, 2005


Nuevo Laredo: Martial Law as Media Stunt in the Failed War on Drugs

“We are not in the era of Al Capone and Prohibition” Said the Slain Police Chief Prior to His Death

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Nuevo Laredo: La ley marcial es un espectáculo mediático en la fallida guerra contra las drogas

June 14, 2005


Chávez Hits Back: "Bush Is to Blame for Bolivian Crisis"

"No, Mister Bush. No, Sir. I’m sorry for you," says Venezuela's President, in Plain English

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Chávez devuelve el golpe: "Bush tiene la culpa sobre la crisis de Bolivia"

June 13, 2005


Bolivia: Chronology of an Authentic Netwar

A Look Behind the Screen at "the Narco News Swarm"

By Al Giordano
Correspondent

June 12, 2005


Bolivia: Days of Love and War

Follow Our Immediate Coverage of the Conflict Via the Narcosphere

By the Narco News Team
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

en español... Bolivia: días de amor y de guerra

June 10, 2005


Sources: Vaca Díez Behind Death of Bolivian Miner

Former President “Goni” Supporting Senate Leader’s Presidential Aspirations

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Goni detrás del posible gobierno de Vaca Diez

June 9, 2005


Zero Hour in Bolivia: What to Watch for Today

Washington’s Cow, Hormando Vaca Diez, Makes a Desperate Grab for Power

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

June 9, 2005


U.S. Outburst at OAS Meeting: Chávez and the Bolivian Crisis

The Angry Ambassador Roger Noriega Has a Point, but Not in the Way He Thinks He Has It

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Desplante agresivo de los EEUU en reunión de la OEA: Chávez y la crisis boliviana

June 8, 2005


Disciplined Days in Bolivia

Here, the “Revolution” Is Anything but a Party

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

June 7, 2005


Are the U.S. and Bolivian Governments Trying to Bribe the Social Movements?

USAID and Local Officials Denounced for Paying Leaders to Lift El Alto Strike

By Julio Mamani Conde
El Alto Press Agency

en español... Gobiernos de EEUU y Bolivia, ¿intentando sobornar movimientos sociales?

June 7, 2005


Help Protect Your Journalists at an Hour of Moral Crisis

From Bolivia to the Border to (Again) the OAS, History Is Being Made in América

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

June 7, 2005


Bolivia: The day that Mesa resigned...

President Giving Up Has Only Strengthened Movements’ Resolve

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Bolivia: El día en que renunció Mesa

June 7, 2005


It’s Official: Mesa Submits Resignation

Meanwhile, More Political Leaders Demand Gas Nationalization

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

June 6, 2005


Mesa Appears Close to Resigning

Military Repression Could Follow Change in Bolivian Presidency

By Luis A Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

June 6, 2005


Hispanic Federal Officers Want “Bully” Agents Investigated for Intimidation of Bill Conroy

Law Enforcement Organization Writes Letter to Bush Administration Officials

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

June 5, 2005


The Twists and Turns of Homeland Security Justice

Agent’s TV Appearance Suggests Possible Motive for Pursuit of Narco News Journalist

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

June 3, 2005


[AUDIO]

“Without Us, They Will Continue to Live as Slaves”

Bolivian Social Leader Oscar Olivera on Nationalization and the Constituent Assembly

By Gissel Gonzales
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Oscar Olivera: Nacionalización y Asamblea Constituyente

June 2, 2005


Momentum Building in Defense of Journalist Bill Conroy

Dept. of Homeland Security’s Disregard for Press Freedom an Attack on All

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

June 2, 2005


Acuña and the Numbers

Memorial Day in a Narco Town

By Don Henry Ford, Jr.
Via The Narcosphere

June 1, 2005


“Working Behind the Scenes”: The Details of U.S. Government Support for the Venezuelan Opposition

An Interview with Researcher and Attorney Eva Golinger

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “Trabajando detrás del escenario”: Los detalles del apoyo del gobierno EEUU a la oposición en Venezuela

May 31, 2005


Of Power and Tactics in Bolivia

How the Social Movements Are Fighting for a New Country, and What They Need to Win

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

May 31, 2005


Zetas Burn Media’s Script in War on Drugs

A Closer Look at Narco-Capitalism on U.S.-Mexico Border

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

May 28, 2005


“In Such a Demonic Age as This, There Is No Room for Calm”

A Letter from Laura del Castillo in Colombia

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... “En una época tan endemoniada como esta no hay espacio para andar con tanta calma”

May 26, 2005


Wednesday Relatively Calm in La Paz, with Rumors of a Coup

Words of Two Rebel Soldiers Worry Social Movements

By Luis A. Gómez
In The Narcosphere

en español... Miércoles de calma relativa en La Paz... hay rumor de golpe

May 25, 2005


Customs Cops Visit Bill Conroy with an Attack on Press Freedom

Agent Carlos Salazar Tries to Intimidate Journalist’s Boss and Family

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

May 24, 2005


Bolivia: “Estamos Presente, La Gente Está Caliente!”

Altiplano Aymaras Enter the Scene

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

May 24, 2005


A Time for War in Bolivia

The Aymara Close In on Palace of Government, Battle Police in City Center

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

en español... Pacha de guerra en Bolivia

May 24, 2005


“We Won't Let Them Tear Bolivia Apart”

Social Movements Search for Unity on Gas Demands, as Marches and Blockades Paralyze La Paz

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

en español... "No vamos a permitir descuarticen a Bolivia"

May 24, 2005


Bolivian Miners Besiege Capital

Major Mobilizations Will Begin on Friday in El Alto and the Countryside

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

en español... Los mineros bolivianos mantienen el asedio

May 18, 2005


Congress President Vaca Díez Passes Hydrocarbons Law in Bolivia

Social Movements Will Begin New Marches and Actions Tomorrow

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Presidente del Congreso Vaca Díez promulga la ley de hidrocarburos en Bolivia
em português... Vaca Diez aprova a Lei de Hidrocarbonos na Bolívia

May 17, 2005


A Map of the New Protests In Bolivia Over Gas Law

Evo Morales Leads a Huge March Across the Country, as El Alto Tries to Shut Down Congress

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Las nuevas protestas en Bolivia

May 16, 2005


U.S. Air Force Preparing to Build More Counterdrug Deployment Sites

Documents Reveal Southern Command Looking for Contractors to Expand South American, Caribbean Operations

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

May 16, 2005



MAY 14 2005: HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT APORREA.ORG
Venezuelan's Best Popular News Agency Keeps Marching... and We March With Them



The New Voice of the Venezuelan People

An Interview with the Aporrea.org Collective

By Luis Gómez
Part I of a two part series

en español... La nueva voz del pueblo en Venezuela

April 21, 2003


Media Constructed from Below

The Fastest, Most Accurate, News Agency in Venezuela Has No Profit Motive

By Luis Gómez
Part II of Two

en español... Un medio construido desde abajo...

April 23, 2003


Oxi: A New Drug in the Amazon

Discovered by a Local Harm Reduction Group, it Has Spread Among the Region’s Poor

By Natalia Viana
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Oxi: la nueva droga en la región amazónica
em português... Oxi: a nova droga na fronteira amazônica

May 13, 2005


Not Enough

Your Donation Is Still Needed Today for Narco News Summer J-School

By Al Giordano
Correspondent, Narco News

en español... No Bastó

May 11, 2005


Nuevo Laredo: A Case Study in Macro Narco-Economics

What Are the Truths Behind Recent State Dept. and Media Reports on the U.S.-Mexico Border?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

May 10, 2005


In Argentina, Thousands Say “No” to the War on Drug Users

A Report from Rosario’s Festival Against Intolerance, Part of the Global Marijuana March

By Romina Trincheri
Via The Narcosphere

en español... En Argentina, miles de personas dicen “no” a la guerra contra los usuarios de drogas

May 10, 2005


Camilo Mejia’s Long Journey of Conscience From Nicaragua, to Iraq, to Military Prison

An Interview with a Sandinista Son and Iraq War Veteran

By Ron Smith
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El largo viaje de conciencia de Camilo Mejia desde Nicaragua a Irak y hasta la prisión militar

May 10, 2005


Plan Colombia and the Paramilitaries

The U.S. Has a Long History of Collaborating with the Death Squads

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

May 6, 2005


U.S. Soldiers Accused of Selling Arms to Colombian Paramilitaries

Like the GIs Caught Smuggling Cocaine Last Month, They Won’t Face Trial or Investigation in Colombia

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Acusan a soldados de E.U. por vender armas a fuerzas paramilitares colombianas

May 6, 2005


Another Travesty of Justice in "House of Death" Case

U.S. Attorneys Won’t Prosecute Mexican Police Commander Implicated Juárez in Mass Murder

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

May 5, 2005


“Haiti Democracy Project” Not So Democratic

U.S. Organization Works to Support Coup-Installed Dictatorship

By Jeb Sprague
Via The Narcosphere

May 4, 2005


“Stand Up and Be Counted with the People of Latin America!”

An Urgent Appeal for Donations at a Key Historic Moment

By Al Giordano
Founder, Narco News

en español... “¡Lévantense y cuéntense junto a la gente de América Latina!”

May 3, 2005


Democracy Triple Play: Ecuador to Mexico to the OAS

The Smackdown of Condoleezza’s Agenda Came on the Week of Her Latin American Tour

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El triple out de la democracia: de Ecuador a México a la OEA

May 1, 2005


Mexican Attorney General Resigns as Fox Backs Off from Electoral Coup

Popular Struggle Defeated a President in Ecuador, and Now Mexico, Too

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El fiscal general mexicano renuncia mientras Fox se desiste del golpe electoral

April 29, 2005


Peje el Toro Is Innocent!”

The March of Silence for López Obrador in Mexico City

By Quetzal Belmont
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “¡Peje el toro es inocente!”

April 29, 2005


Will Colombia Be the Proxy in a US Attack on Venezuela?

Reading Between the Lines on Condoleezza Rice’s Trip to Latin America

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

April 28, 2005


Ecuador’s Social Movements Fight for Democracy

A Talk with Indigenous Leader Manuel Ilaquiche

By Paul Henry and Chris Fee
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 28, 2005


The Zombies Are Back, Again

State Department Attacks Mexico with New Claims of Narco-Fueled Border Violence

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

April 27, 2005


Marching Against the Desafuero in Mexico City and Oaxaca

Candidate López Obrador’s Challenge to Neoliberalism and the Mexican Political Machine

By Nancy Davies
Reporting from Oaxaca City, Via The Narcosphere

April 26, 2005


U.S. Prosecutors Cut Deal to Bury “House of Death”

Plea Bargain in Drug Case Covers Up Mass Murder in Mexico

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

April 21, 2005


Popular Uprising Forces Out President Gutiérrez in Ecuador

Up-to-the-Minute Coverage

In The Narcosphere

en español... Presidente Lucio Gutiérrez derrocado por el pueblo ecuatoriano

April 20, 2005


The Business Needs You

A Letter to North Americans Who Want to Work in Plan Colombia

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Narco News Editorial Columnist

en español... El negocio los necesita

April 20, 2005


Journalist Killed as Government Represses Protests Against Gutiérrez in Ecuador

President in Denial as Public Support Withers

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Crecen las protestas contra Gutiérrez en Ecuador; Murió Periodista

April 19, 2005


FIFTH ANIVERSARY – 2000-2005 – QUINTO ANIVERSARIO



IMAGE: Al Giordano

Narco News Opening Statement

The Words that Started It All

By Al Giordano
Founder

April 18, 2000


Mensaje de bienvenida original

Las palabras que lo empezaron todo

Por Al Giordano
Fundador

18 de abril de 2000


Mensagem da boa vinda original

As palavras que o começaram todo

Por Al Giordano
Founder

18 de abril de 2000


IMAGE: Oscar Oliver
[AUDIO]

Seguir contruyendo otro mundo y otros medios

Un abrazo desde Cochabamba para Narco News

Por Oscar Olivera
Portavoz de la Coordinadora de Defensa del Agua y de la Vida

in English... Keep On Building Another World and Other Media

18 de abril de 2005


[AUDIO]

Un espacio de cambio, un espacio de construcción

Un abrazo desde Caracas para Narco News

Por Blanca Eekhout
Presidenta de Venezolana de Televisión y Vive TV

in English... A Space for Change, a Space for Building

18 de abril de 2005


Five Years in the Trenches

More Than Ever, We Are Waging a War of Information

By George B. Sanchez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 18, 2005


Cinco años en las trincheras

Más que nunca estamos desatando una guerra de información

Por George B. Sanchez
Especial para The Narco News Bulletin

18 de abril de 2005


“Another Vile Three-Headed Monster Threatens Humanity”

A Filmmaker and Fellow Traveler Reflects on Working with Narco News

By Greg Berger
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 18, 2005


Our Historic Struggle Continues

“Narco News Provides this Continental Resistance with Truth, Our Most Important Weapon”

By Teo Ballvé
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 18, 2005


Sembradores de cambio

Campesinos de Narco News en su quinto aniversario

Por Gissel González
Especial para The Narco News Bulletin

18 de abril de 2005


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