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A Very Paramilitary Christmas

Rural Danger and Political Cynicism in Colombia

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Navidad “para” ¿quién?

December 25, 2005


Eight Years After the Acteal Massacre, a Time to Create an Other Journalism

A Letter from Quetzal Belmont in Mexico

By Quetzal Belmont
Radio-Audio Coordinator, The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

en español... Ocho años después de la matanza de Acteal, llegó la hora para crear un “Otro Periodismo”
em português... Oito anos depois da matança de Acteal, chegou a hora de criarmos um “Outro Jornalismo”
auf Deutsch... Acht Jahre nach dem Massaker von Acteal, Zeit um einen Anderen Journalismus zu formen
en français... Huit ans après le massacre d’Actéal, il est temps de créér un autre journalisme

December 22, 2005


The Other Journalism About the Other Campaign

For Authentic News Reporting of the Tour by Subcomandante Marcos Throughout the Mexican Republic

By The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

en español... Otro Periodismo para cubrir la Otra Campaña
em português... Um outro jornalismo para cobrir a Outra Campanha
auf Deutsch... Der Andere Journalismus ueber die Andere Kampagne
en français... Un autre journalisme pour une autre campagne
in italiano... Un altro giornalismo per coprire la Otra Campaña

December 21, 2005


Election Day in Bolivia 2005

A View from the Chapare and Cochabamba

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

December 19, 2005


IMAGE: Evo Morales

With 51 Percent, Evo is President-Elect

As Results Come In, Bolivia Erupts in Celebration

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Evo es presidente electo: tiene el 51 por ciento

December 18, 2005


Voting vs. Movement

A Perspective on Today’s Election in Bolivia

By Luis A. Gomez and Jean Friedsky
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

December 18, 2005


Judge in Scooter Libby, Sibel Edmonds Cases Is Redacted in Action

What Financial Interests Lie Behind Former Drug Warrior Reggie Walton?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

December 17, 2005


Two Years Gone

Bolivia’s Struggle for “Black October” Justice Continues

By Jean Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 16, 2005


IMAGE: Nancy Obregon

Coca Growers’ Leader Nancy Obregón Arrested in Peru

Toledo Administration Criminalizing Social Movements

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Arrestan a Nancy Obregón en Perú

December 16, 2005


U.S. Arranges “Pre-Deployment” Training for Haiti-Bound Private Police

State Dept. Will Send DynCorp Hired Guns to Assist “Peacekeeping” Efforts

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

December 13, 2005


Tracking the Bloody Footprints in the House of Death: Part III

The Bodies Are Uncovered, a Rogue Cop Gets Away, and a Cover-Up Begins

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 12, 2005


Tracking the Bloody Footprints in the House of Death: Part II

How the Informant’s Role and U.S. Law Enforcers’ Complicity Were Exposed

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 10, 2005


Tracking the Bloody Footprints in the House of Death: Part I

A Diary of U.S.-Backed Mass Murder in Mexico

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 8, 2005


Guess Who’s Coming to Ecuador

Canada’s New Ambassador in Quito Helped Plan Haiti Coup

By Anthony Fenton
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Adivina quien viene para Ecuador

December 6, 2005


Venezuela Votes

Elites Choose Anti-Democracy Path

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

December 5, 2005


Pacifica Radio in NYC to Air Four-Part Series on House of Death

Read This Article for Links and Airtimes, Plus Full Background on the Mass Murder Case and U.S Govt. Cover-Up

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

December 4, 2005


Watch Venezuela this Weekend

Opposition Attempts to Discredit Congressional Elections

By Charlie Hardy
Via The Narcosphere

December 3, 2005


Coca Cookies and Constitutional Dreams

Decriminalization and How It Could Change Life for Bolivia’s Cocaleros

By Jean Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 2, 2005


Resisting the New Conquistadors

Salvadorans Mobilize Against Gold Mining

By Sean Donahue
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 1, 2005


I’m With Venezuela...

…In the Conflict Between Vicente Fox and Hugo Chávez

By Erich Moncada
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Yo con Venezuela

November 30, 2005


Chávez and the New “Idiot Right” in Bolivia

A New Diplomatic Incident with Venezuela

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Chávez y la “nueva derecha pelotuda” en Bolivia

November 29, 2005


Unraveling the Pretense of the Guatemalan “Narco-State”

Did U.S. Train “Kaibiles,” Guatemala’s “Untouchable” Military Drug Traffickers?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Desentrañando los pretextos del “narco-estado” guatemalteco

November 23, 2005


Exporting Gas and Importing Democracy in Bolivia

U.S.-Funded “Democracy Promotion” in Bolivia Seeks to Prop Up Discredited Political Parties, Undercut Grassroots Movements, and Limit the Debate on Natural Resources

By Reed Lindsay
NACLA Report on the Americas

November 22, 2005


New Zapatista “Caracol” Created in Mexico

A Conversation with Veteran Social Fighter Don José Félix Serdán Nájera

By Juan Trujillo Limones
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Crean un nuevo caracol zapatista en México

November 17, 2005


Ecuador Mobilizes Against Free Trade Agreement

Social Movements and Organizations, Once Again, On the Warpath

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Ecuador movilizado contra el libre comercio

November 16, 2005


Colombian Military Attacks Campesinos

Paramilitaries Continue to Be a Key Arm of the Colombian Government

By Ramón Acevedo
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

November 14, 2005


Testimonies of Horror from the War on Drugs

Colombian Aerial Fumigations and Their Effects on Ecuador

By Acción Creativa
A Video Now Screening in Salón Chingón

en español... Testimonios del horror en la Guerra contra las Drogas

November 11, 2005


Guatemala’s Antinarcotics Chief to Step Down

Says Narcos Have Already Infiltrated New Police Force Set Up Under U.S. Recommendation

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

November 11, 2005


The Struggle for Coca Decriminalization in Bolivia

1987–2005: Coca Leaves, Cocaine, and Neoliberalism

By José Mirtenbaum Kniebel
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La lucha por la despenalización de la coca

November 9, 2005


Narco News Consulta Calls Public Meeting, Thursday, November 10, in Long Beach, California

The Newspaper’s “Consulta,” or Consultation with Readers Extends for Another Month

By Al Giordano
Founder, Narco News

November 6, 2005


U.S. Government Seeks Further Assistance to Haitian National Police

State Dept. May Send Arms to Repressive Security Force, Despite Embargo

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

November 6, 2005


A Letter from Gustavo de Greiff Restrepo

“If Narco News Disappeared, It Would Leave Us Like Orphans, and Many Important Truths Would Not Become Known”

By Gustavo de Greiff Restrepo

en español... Una Carta de Gustavo de Greiff Restrepo

November 4, 2005


More Demons Loose in Bolivia

The Reappearance of the Nazis

By Luis A. Gómez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Más demonios sueltos en Bolivia

November 2, 2005


Leaves of Confusion

Photographs from the Chapare

By Flavio Cannalonga
In the Salón Chingón Exhibition Hall

en español... Las hojas de la confusión

October 30, 2005



General Elections Postponed in Bolivia

Division Among the Political Class Generates Uncertainty

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from La Paz

en español... Posponen la elección general en Bolivia

October 28, 2005


“House of Death” Informant Linked to Murder of U.S. Citizen

Cover-Up Within Justice and Homeland Security Departments Continues

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

October 26, 2005


Making Noise in the Name of Narco News

A Clarification on a New Rumor of Military Intervention in Bolivia

By Luis A. Gómez
Acting Publisher, Narco News

en español... Creando ruido en nombre de Narco News

October 25, 2005


Another Document, Dripping with Blood, Surfaces in “House of Death” Case

Debriefing Details Mass Murder in Juárez, Mexico Under U.S. Justice’s Watch

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

October 23, 2005


Lines in the Sand: A Week of Drug War Summits in South America

While Uribe Makes Demands on Neighbors and Defends Prohibition, Venezuela Denounces Plan Colombia’s Cross-Border Effects

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

October 19, 2005


Ballroom Drug Warriors Peddle “Trust” in the Shadow of the Alamo

Doublespeak and Euphemisms in Meeting Between U.S. and Mexican Attorneys General

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

October 15, 2005


Ex-President of Ecuador Renounces Asylum in Colombia

Lucio Gutiérrez, Claiming Overthrow Was a “Coup,” Will Return to Ecuador

By Diego Mantilla
Via The Narcosphere

October 13, 2005


Land War in Bolivia

Conflict for Territory and Power

By Jean Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La guerra por la tierra en Bolivia

October 13, 2005


Ecuador's Ousted President Finds Haven in Uribe’s Colombia

Uribe Ignores Lucio’s Crimes and Narco Links, Grants Asylum

By Diego Mantilla
Via The Narcosphere

October 10, 2005


An Offer to Match Donations for Narco News Fall Fundraising Campaign

“There Aren't Many Screens that Show the Truth Instead of Lies… Please Help Ensure This One Doesn't Go Dark”

By Benjamin Melançon

October 7, 2005


Democracy or CAFTA?

State Department’s Robert Zoellick Heads to Nicaragua to Intimidate Political Opposition

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

October 6, 2005


A Letter from Greg Berger

Eight Reasons Why You Absolutely Must Support Narco News and Help It Survive

By Greg Berger

October 6, 2005


“The Sum of These Autonomous Women Will Form Autonomous Territories”

Epilogue to a Documentary on Abortion in Mexico, Now Screening in Salón Chingón

By Greg Berger
Gringoyo Productions

en español... “La suma de estas mujeres autónomas formarán territorios autónomos”

October 6, 2005


“We’ll Call You…” Announcing the Narco News Consulta

A Phone Call “From Somewhere in América” Seeking Your Comments, Criticisms and Ideas

By Al Giordano
Founder, Narco News

October 4, 2005


U.S. Attorney General Briefed on House of Death Murders, DEA Administrator Admits

DEA Chief Karen P. Tandy's Testimony Reveals Official Cover-Up of Mass Murders in Juárez

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

October 2, 2005


A Letter from Bill Weaver

“The Truth May Set You Free, but It Isn't Free to Produce”

By Bill Weaver

September 30, 2005


The New Battle for Coca in Peru

An Interview with Hugo Cabieses

By Jean Friedsky and Luis A. Gómez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La nueva batalla por la coca en el Perú

September 29, 2005


A Letter from Jean Friedsky

“Where Would You Look for News About Our Hemisphere if This Trusted Resource Disappeared?”

By Jean Friedsky

September 29, 2005


A Letter from Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar

“To Have Narco News Online Is Useful for the Thousands of Collectives and Individuals in Resistance and/or Rebellion All Over the World”

By Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar
Professor, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Una carta de Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar

September 27, 2005


U.S. Government Charade Will Result in Denial of Posada Extradition

He’s Here to Stay and May Soon Be Free

By Bill Weaver
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

September 26, 2005


The Zapatistas Interrogate History

Reflections from the First Plenary Session of Mexico’s Other Campaign

By Mitchell Anderson
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

September 21, 2005


Marcos to Launch Six Month Tour of All of Mexico Beginning January 1

The Zapatista Subcomandante Is Not Coming to Speak, but to Listen, “to the Simple and Humble People who Struggle”

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Marcos iniciará un tour a todo México desde el 1º de enero

September 19, 2005


A Letter to Narco News Readers from Uruguayan Journalist Raúl Zibechi

“It Would Be a Real Loss for this Project to Be Unable to Continue”

By Raúl Zibechi

en español... Una carta del periodista uruguayo Raúl Zibechi

September 19, 2005


“Together, We’re Going to Shake This Country Up from Below, Lift It Up, and Stand It on Its Head”

Opening Words from the First Plenary Session of the Other Campaign

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation, Chiapas, Mexico

en español... “Lo que vamos a hacer es, juntos, sacudir este país desde abajo, levantarlo, ponerlo de cabeza”
in italiano... Parole del Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

September 17, 2005


United States Decertifies Venezuela on Drug Control

The Cubanization U.S. Venezuela Policy Begins

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

September 16, 2005


Ecuador Removes Controversial Foreign Minister

What Forces Lie Behind Dismissal of Noted Critic of Plan Colombia & Fumigations?

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Ecuador remueve de su cargo a ministro controvertido

September 15, 2005


Please, Toss Some Coins to the Clowns

Donations Needed Now to Keep the Great Narco News Circus Running

By Luis A. Gómez
Acting Publisher, Narco News

en español... Unas monedas para los payasos, por favor

September 15, 2005


106 Hours of Listening in the Mexican Southeast

An Expanded Zapatista Movement Is On the Verge of Coming Out

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... 106 horas escuchando en el sureste mexicano

September 13, 2005




IMAGE: Sutton House of Death

FOIA Records Link U.S. Officials to Mass Murder in Mexico

Newly Released Documents Trace “House of Death” Cover-Up to Upper Levels of the Justice Department

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Expedientes de la FOIA involucran a funcionarios de E.U. con asesinato masivo en México

September 12, 2005


State Dept. Begins Weaponry, Explosives, Jungle Equipment Shopping Spree

Sudden Spending Increase Could Indicate Heightened Drug War Conflict

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

September 11, 2005


[AUDIO]

In Immokalee, Florida, “The Zapatistas Gave People a Model to Learn From”

Migrant Farm-Workers in Slave-Like Conditions Score Victory Against Taco Bell

By Andrew Stelzer and Shannon Young
A Radio Documentary for Free Speech Radio News

September 10, 2005


Bolivia on the Train of Life

The Elections and the Social Movements Today

By Jean Friedsky and Luis A. Gómez
Part One of a Series, Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Bolivia en el tren de la vida

September 9, 2005


Uribe, Unable to Make Progress Against the FARC, Turns to the ELN

Colombia President Offers Magic Words In Hopes of Ceasefire

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

September 8, 2005


Then Came the Humans

The Zapatistas Refine the Revolutionary Art of Listening

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Y entonces llegaron los humanos

September 6, 2005


The Fifth... Enters the Sixth

A Utopian Call to Arms

By Colectivo “5tA brigada... ay karmela,” Mexico City
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La Kinta... le entra a la Sexta

September 6, 2005


Colombia: Displaced Communities Take Action

Refugees from Civil War Face Police Repression as They Occupy Abandoned Houses in Bogotá

By Ramón Acevedo
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Colombia: Comunidades desplazadas toman medidas

September 5, 2005


Convergence in Caracas

Wrap-Up and Analysis of the 16th World Youth Festival in Venezuela

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Convergencia en Caracas

September 2, 2005


On Why Luis Posada Carriles Will Not Be Extradited

Political Calculation, Not Legal Argument, Will Decide His Fate

By Bill Weaver
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

en español... Sobre por qué Luis Posada Carriles no será extraditado

September 2, 2005


A New War of the Mitzón?

A Car Bomb in Guadalajara, Mexico Raises the Specter of Rebellion

By Quetzalcoatl G. Fontanot
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... ¿Hacia una nueva Guerra del Miztón?

September 2, 2005


Growing Up Zapatista

The Ideological Children of Mexico’s Rebels Aren’t – or Soon Won’t Be – Kids Anymore

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Creciendo como zapatista

September 1, 2005


A First Encounter with the Zapatistas

“Easily the Best Thing I Have Done in Two Years of Living in Mexico”

By Anna Gurney
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

September 1, 2005


U.S. Customs' Blackhawks Pulling Press Duty Instead of Hurricane Relief

Helicopter Crews “Livid” That They Are Scheduled to Chauffer CNN Rather Than Save Lives, Former Supervisor Tells Narco News

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

September 1, 2005


Perjury, Passion, and Posada

Thanks to U.S. Government’s Suspiciously Weak Prosecution, Accused Terrorist May Avoid Extradition

By Bill Weaver and Irasema Coronado
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

en español... Perjurio, pasión y Posada

September 1, 2005


Posada Friend Says Return to Venezuela Would Mean Torture

Day Two of the Luis Posada Carriles Immigration Hearing

By Bill Weaver and Irasema Coronado
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

en español... Un amigo de Posada dice que su regreso a Venezuela lo llevaría a la tortura

August 31, 2005


Another Lawsuit Filed in House of Death Case

Justice and Customs Officials Named for Alleged Responsibility in Juarez, Mexico Mass Murder

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 31, 2005


Posada Carriles Makes His Case for Asylum at Immigration Hearing

U.S. Govt. Shields Terrorist from Deportation to Cuba, But Avoiding His Extradition to Venezuela Won’t Be So Easy

By Bill Weaver and Irasema Coronado
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

en español... Posada Carriles presenta su caso de asilo en audiencia migratoria

August 29, 2005


Pat Robertson, the Media, and Venezuela

Reactions to a Televangelist’s Call to Assassinate Hugo Chávez

By Narco News Copublishers
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August 26, 2005


Judas Retires

Jerry Ceppos and the Burning Memory of Gary Webb

By Luis A Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El retiro de Judas

August 24, 2005


The Zapatistas Activate a New Kind of Bomb in the Mexican Southeast

Listening to the Voices of an Army (of Organizers) in Formation

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los zapatistas activan un nuevo tipo de bomba en el sureste mexicano

August 23, 2005


Privatizing the Drug War Inside the U.S.

In Unprecedented Move, DEA Seeks Private Security Forces to Protect and Destroy Drugs

By Stephen Peacock and Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

August 13, 2005


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