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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
In The Narcosphere

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


Illegal Immigrants Awarded Ranch in Border-Justice Twist

Court Forces Texas Vigilante Rancher to Pay Up for Detaining and Beating Salvadorans

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Recompensan a inmigrantes ilegales con rancho en giro extraño de la justicia en la frontera

August 22, 2005


Narco News Contributor Attacked in Puerto Rico

A “Journalist” Defames Dr. Rafael Andrés Escribano

By Luis A. Gómez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Atacan a colaborador de Narco News en Puerto Rico

August 22, 2005


“I Went to Nuevo Laredo, and I Survived”

From Mexico’s Most Hyped Drug War Battleground, an Interview with Raymundo Ramos, President of the Nuevo Laredo Human Rights Committee

By Ricardo Sala
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... ”Fui a Nuevo Laredo y no me pasó nada”

August 19, 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


COHA and Neocolonialism in Bolivia

Soon After Its Zapatista Libel and Retraction, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Does It Again

By Luis Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... COHA y el neocolonialismo en Bolivia

August 11, 2005


U.S. Threatens to Pull Venezuela Drug War Certification

Reactions to Venezuelan Government’s Split with the DEA

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... EU amenaza con anular la certificación de Venezuela en la lucha contra las drogas

August 9, 2005


Chávez: DEA “Supports Narco-Trafficking” in Venezuela

Venezuela to Announce Decision on Future Cooperation with U.S. Drug Agency Later this Week

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

August 7, 2005


August 1, 2005:
THREE YEARS SINCE ATENCO'S MACHETE REBELLION AND THE DEATH OF MEXICO'S TEXCOCO AIRPORT


¡Tierra sí! ¡Aviones no! (Land Yes! Airplanes No!)

A Documentary

By Greg Berger, Adan Xicohtencatl, and Constantino Miranda
Download the Video in Salón Chingón

en español... ¡Tierra sí! ¡Aviones no!

August 1, 2005


How the Victory at Atenco Was Won

Part One of a Series, Republished on the 3rd Anniversary of Mexico’s Atenco Struggle

By Maria Botey Pascual
A Narco News Classic

en español... Cómo se logró la victoria de Atenco

August 20, 2002


Atenco: From Local Battle to National and Global Cause

Part Two of a Series, Republished on the 3rd Anniversary of Mexico’s Atenco Struggle

By Maria Botey Pascual
A Narco News Classic

en español... Atenco: de batalla local a bandera nacional y mundial

August 21, 2002


COHA Responds to Critiques by Narco News and Others

Author of Zapatista Libel "Has Left" COHA; Journalistic Zapatismo at Work

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

July 29, 2005


New State Department Stats Contradict Drug War Hype

But U.S. Government and Media Still Want a Shoot-Out in Nuevo Laredo

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 26, 2005


Luis Posada Carriles Denied Bond

A Texas Immigration Judge Drops a Bombshell

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

July 26, 2005


Bay of Pigs Becomes Key Issue at Posada Carriles Immigration Hearing

Will the Former CIA Asset Testify to United States’ Own Terrorist Acts Against Cuba?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 25, 2005


Welcome Telesur to the Struggle to Light Up the Skies

Notes on the Civil War Between Media from Below and Media from Above

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Bienvenido Telesur a la lucha por iluminar el cielo

July 24, 2005


South America’s New Militarism

Displacing the United States as the Region's Only Superpower

By Raúl Zibechi
Americas Program, International Relations Center (IRC)

en español... El nuevo militarismo en América del Sur

July 22, 2005


Radio Free Venezuela?

U.S. Congress to Force Own Propaganda Onto Venezuelan Airwaves

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

July 22, 2005


Revolution and Counter-revolution in Venezuela

Assessing the Role of the AFL-CIO

By Lee Sustar
New Labor Forum

July 22, 2005


Where Is Luis Posada Carriles?

The International Terrorist's Location in U.S. Detention Is in Doubt: Historically, He Has Been Found Close to George H.W. Bush, Sr.

By Bill Weaver
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

en español... ¿Dónde está Luis Posada?

July 19, 2005


Wagers and Risks in the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle

Zapatistas Take the Next Step in Their Struggle… Will Mexico Follow?

By Neil Harvey
Translated from La Jornada

July 18, 2005


Vivanco Attacks Telesur: "The Airwaves Are Falling!"

Human Rights Watch Spokesman Throws a New Tantrum Against More Freedom of the Press

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

July 17, 2005


Mycoherbicide Redux

U.S. Congressmen Declare Biological War on South America in New Antidrug Proposal

By Jeremy Bigwood
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El micoherbicida está de vuelta

July 15, 2005


“Help Plant the Seeds that Will Grow Into Tomorrow’s Gary Webbs”

An Appeal to Support Narco News

By Andrew Stelzer
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

July 14, 2005


Law Enforcer Indicted After Exposing Abuse of Illegal Immigrants

Retaliation Continues Against Whistleblowers on U.S.-Mexico Border

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 14, 2005


Information Apartheid in Colombia

Independent Media and Authentic Journalism Under the Uribe Administration

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El apartheid informativo en Colombia

July 11, 2005


Do Foreign Governments Have a "Human Right" to Buy Venezuela Elections?

Jose Vivanco of Human Rights Watch Reveals, Again, A Hypocrite's Obsession Against Venezuelan Democracy

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

July 9, 2005


Eastern Autonomy in Contemporary Bolivia

An Exercise in Darwinian-Balkan Logic

By José Mirtenbaum
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Autonomías Orientales en la Bolivia contemporánea

July 8, 2005


U.S. Congress Increases Backing for Haiti Coup Regime

House Subcommittee Passes Bill to Recruit and Deploy U.S. Citizens in Support of Dictatorship

By Jeb Sprague
Via The Narcosphere

July 7, 2005


COHA Libels the Zapatistas

The DC-based Council on Hemispheric Affairs Repeats Narco-Smears vs. Mexico's Indigenous Movements

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El COHA difama a los Zapatistas

July 7, 2005


“Proof Again that Investigative Reporting Isn’t Dying”

An Appeal to Support Narco News

By George B. Sanchez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

July 7, 2005


Congress Member to ICE: “Stop this Kind of Outrageous Activity”

U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney Blasts Johnny Sutton in Letter to Attorney General and Homeland Security Czar

By Cynthia McKinney
U.S. Representative, Georgia

July 6, 2005


IMAGE: Sutton House of Death

Ex-DEA El Paso Chief Slams U.S. Attorney Sutton Over “Murders Gov’t Could Have Prevented”

Veteran Agent Sandalio Gonzalez Wants Congressional Investigation Into the House of Death Case

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Ex jefe de la DEA en El Paso arremete contra procurador EU en relación a “homicidios que el gobierno pudo prevenir”

July 5, 2005


“Because of and for the Benefit of the People”

Authentic Media from Below in Bolivia

By Jean Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “Por y para la gente”

July 4, 2005


Scent of a Coup in Latest News on Workers’ Party

The Power of the Media and the Political Crisis in Brazil

By Renato Rovai
Fórum Magazine

en español... Olor a golpe en las últimas noticias sobre el PT
em português... Há um cheiro estranho nas últimas notícias sobre o PT

July 1, 2005


What We Want to Do

How We Are Going to Do It

By the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Translated by Narco News

en español... Lo que queremos hacer
in italiano... Sesta Dichiarazione della Selva Lacandona

July 1, 2005


Dark Alliance: Day Three

War on Drugs Has Unequal Impact on Blacks in U.S.

By Gary Webb
Back on the Internet by Popular Demand

June 30, 2005


Peru: Gringo Ambassador Sides with Coca Growers' Leader

U.S. Ambassador James Curtis Struble Endorses Elsa Malpartida's Call to Pursue "the Narco-Traffickers Who Wear Collars and Ties”

By Luis Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Perú: el embajador gringo le da la razón a una dirigente cocalera

June 29, 2005


DEA in Venezuela: A Fox Guarding the Hen House

"DEA agents in Venezuela have been involved in acts of sabotage, drug trafficking, infiltrations and violations of law intended to reflect poorly on Venezuela’s international reputation"

By Eva Golinger
Venezuelanalysis.com

June 29, 2005


Paramilitary Law Cements Colombia's Double Standard

With U.S. Approval, a Slap on the Wrist for Right-Wing Narcos

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

June 29, 2005


Dark Alliance: Day Two

Shadowy Origins of the Crack Epidemic

By Gary Webb
Back on the Internet by Popular Demand

June 28, 2005


Plan Colombia’s Secret Air Force Program in Peru

A Father Waits for Justice as Deadly Accident Reveals Air-Interception Exercises

By Peter Gorman
World War 4 Report

June 26, 2005


Hypocrisy Rules in Posada Case

Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles Is U.S. Policy

By Bill Weaver
Reporting from El Paso, Texas

June 25, 2005


Posada Carriles May Well Choke on Bush’s Pickle

Why Has the U.S. Government Moved Its Favorite Terrorist to Texas?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Posada Carriles podría terminar estrangulado por los problemas de Bush

June 24, 2005


Investigate This... If They Let You

The Commercial Media Are Killing the Type of Journalism Gary Webb Championed

By Andrew Stelzer
Clamor Magazine

June 24, 2005


Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” Returns to the Internet

After an Arduous Journey, the Historic Document About U.S.-Sponsored Narco-Trafficking Finds a New Home

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

June 23, 2005


Dark Alliance: Day One

U.S. Crack Plague Has Roots in U.S.-Sponsored Nicaraguan War

By Gary Webb
Back on the Internet by Popular Demand

June 23, 2005


Showdown: Washington Threatens Ecuador, Demands Immunity for U.S. Troops

"Absolutely no one is going to frighten me," the President told the press. "Neither the government, nor Alfredo Palacio, nor the Ecuadoran people should be afraid."

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

June 22, 2005


Mexico: The False Narco-Smear Against the Zapatistas

Pot, Kettle, Narco: The Accusers Are the Real Narcos, as "Mexico Seguro" Now Backfires from North to South

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... México: La calumnia de narcos contra los zapatistas

June 22, 2005


IMAGE: S.S. Santrina

How Authentic Journalists Caught an International Terrorist in Mexico

The Daily Por Esto! Found Posada Carriles on Isla Mujeres but George W. Bush Is Trying to Set Him Free in Miami

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... De cómo periodistas auténticos descubrieron a un terrorista internacional en México

June 21, 2005


IMAGE: S.S. Santrina

The Bloody Face of “Bambi”

A Brief Dossier on Luis Posada Carriles

By Luis A. Gómez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El rostro del “Bambi” sangriento

June 21, 2005


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


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


Bolivia: Days of Love and War

Follow Our Immediate Coverage of the Conflict Via the Narcosphere

By Luis A. Gómez and the Narco News Team
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

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

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


Bolivia: Chronology of an Authentic Netwar

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

By Al Giordano
Correspondent

June 12, 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


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


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


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


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


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