<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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Facing Escalating Protests, Chiapas Frees 30 Political Prisoners

With 17 prisoners still inside, the Other Campaign declares April 3 an International Day of Action

By Kristin Bricker
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 1, 2008


Seven Days that Stressed América

Colombia’s Illegal Attack in Ecuador Coincides with Trade Push and Increased Human Rights Violations

By Laura Carlsen
CIP Americas Program

March 28, 2008


House Cleaning in Colombia

Reflections on Common Opinions About the FARC: “Frightening, But... It Is a Reality That Has to Be Dealt With...”

By Charlie Hardy
Via The NarcoSphere

March 27, 2008


Álvaro Uribe, Lord of the Shadows... and of Los Pinos

If Mexican President Calderón Wants to Wage War on Drug Traffickers, Why is He Following the Lead of a Colombian President So Linked to Narco-Corruption?

By Luis Hernández Navarro
La Jornada

en español... Álvaro Uribe, señor de las sombras y Los Pinos

March 24, 2008


Former State Department Official Found Behind Curtains of Passport Scandal

CEO of Global Strategy Group, which Owns The Analysis Corp., Was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs from 2005-2007

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 23, 2008


Second Contractor Exposed in Passport Breach

The State Department Has Now Confirmed the Identity of the Other Contractor Involved in the Breach of Senator Barack Obama's Passport Files

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 21, 2008


US State Department to Identify Stanley Associates as Contractor that Illegally Accessed Senator Barack Obama’s Passport Files

The Official Announcement Will Come at 5 p.m. ET, a State Department Source Tells Narco News

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 21, 2008


Seeking Justice in the Snake-Pit of Mexican Politics

Oaxacans and Others Fight to Free Political Prisoners

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 19, 2008


Bush Administration Seeks to Declare Venezuela a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Rising Tensions May Be Tied to Covert Drug Operations Reported by Narco News

By Tom Burghardt
GlobalResearch.ca

March 14, 2008


“Without Corn, There is No Country”

International Women´s Day Marchers Target NAFTA and Free Trade on the Streets of San Cristóbal, Chiapas

By Francesca Contreras
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 14, 2008


Recruiting Spies in the Peace Corps

Washington's Blunder in Bolivia Strains Relations with the Morales Government

By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
In These Times

March 12, 2008


U.S. Cocaine-Plane Invasion Spooking Latin America

Trail of Evidence Points to Major Covert Operation Targeting Venezuela

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 11, 2008


Victory (for Now) for Protesting Coca Farmers in Colombia

Weeks of Intense Protest End with an Agreement to Switch to Legal Crops in Return for Government Support

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 10, 2008


Panama Caught Up in FARC Crisis

With Quarreling Neighbors and its Own Guerrilla Camps, Panama Is In a Tough Spot... and US Involvement Threatens to Make Things Worse

By Okke Ornstein
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 7, 2008


The Upside-Down World of Bush and Uribe: Slandering Chávez and the FARC

"Blatant Lies and Gross Exaggerations" from Bogotá and Washington

By Garry Leech
Colombia Journal

March 6, 2008


Women, Caciques and Remote Indigenous Towns

Eufrosina Cruz Leads Fight for Indigenous Women's Rights: Political Bosses Manipulate Traditions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Mujeres, caciques y pueblos indígenas remotos

March 5, 2008


Hostage Talks with FARC "Still Alive," Despite Diplomatic Crisis and Leaders' Death

Colombian Government Took Advantage of Raul Reyes' Role in Hostage Negotiations to Locate and Kill Him

By Constanza Vieira
Inter Press Service

en español... Negociación con las FARC por canje humanitario "está viva", pese a la crisis diplomática y muerte de comandante

March 4, 2008


Alternatives International and the “Massacre” that Wasn’t

North American and European Nonprofits Promote Elitist, Revisionist Vision of 2004 Haiti Coup Aftermath

By Joe Emersberger
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 29, 2008


Yet Another Tale of Woe and Intrigue: The Sierra Sur of Oaxaca

Teachers Fight to Maintain Control Over Their Union Amidst Threats and Violence from Political Bosses and Paramilitaries

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 26, 2008


Narco News Investigation: Cocaine Planes Cross Paths with Corporate America’s Green Movement

Men Who Sold Three Planes Later Used by Narco-Traffickers Also Run Biofuel Company Together With Government Communications Contractor

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 25, 2008


The Failure of Human Rights Watch in Venezuela and Haiti

“Its 2008 World Report Reveals an Underlying Assumption That The U.S. and Its Allies Have The Right to Overthrow Democratic Governments”

By Joe Emersberger
HaitiAnalysis

February 23, 2008


Neglecting the Tough Questions

Press Lets Uribe Off the Hook in Colombia Hostage Rescue

By Justin Delacour
Media Accuracy on Latin America

February 23, 2008


Felipe Calderón’s Lost War

A Good Anti-Drug Strategy Would Result in the Reduction of Violence, but in Mexico, Just the Opposite is Happening

By Erich Moncada
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La guerra perdida de Felipe Calderón

February 20, 2008


Narco News Reporters Harassed

Mexican Journalists Denounce Possible Early Effects of Country’s Proposed “Gestapo Law”

By Hermann Bellinghausen, Eugene Bermejillo, Gloria Muñoz Ramírez, Ramón Vera Herrera and Yuriria Pantoja Millán
La Jornada

en español... Hostigamiento contra reporteros de Narco News
in italiano... Intimidazioni Contro i Giornalisti di Narco News

February 20, 2008


Nogales Residents Say US is Building Border Wall on Mexico's Land

Locals Want “Wall of Shame” Construction Halted on Mexico’s Soil, Nearby Multi-Million Dollar Spy Towers Still Don’t Work

By Brenda Norrell
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Habitantes de Nogales Dicen que los EU Construyen Muro en Tierras Mexicanas

February 7, 2008


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