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White House: 72 Hours "Before Actions Kick In" on Honduras Coup

Gibbs: US Is Following the Organization of American States' Lead and Timeline

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 1, 2009


Honduran Rural Leader Rafael Alegria: "Some Battalions Are Refusing to Repress the Population"

Interview with the Spokesman for Via Campesina, Mobilizing to Receive President Zelaya This Weekend

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Program

July 1, 2009


Pentagon: US Suspends Joint Activities with Honduras Military

"Multilateral Exercises and Support, Humanitarian and Civic Assistance, Counterdrug, Contingency and Disaster Relief Operations" Shut Down by Washington

By French Press Agency (AFP)
Washington, DC

July 1, 2009


Zelaya Postpones Return to Honduras for 72 Hours

Mass Mobilization Among Coup Opponents throughout the Country

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Project

July 1, 2009


Texts of UN Resolution to Restore Zelaya Government and of Hondurans' Call for International Support

"Gravely Concerned by the Breakdown in the Constitutional and Democratic Order..."

By the UN General Assembly & the Popular Resistance Front of Honduras
Translated to English by Laura Carlsen, Americas Policy Program

July 1, 2009


Why President Zelaya's Actions Were Legal

A Must-Read Analysis of Honduran Law that Exposes the Coup-Defenders'Claims as False

By Alberto Valiente Thorensen
Counterpunch

July 1, 2009


Day Three: Democracy Held Hostage in Honduras

Video of Globo Radio's Censored Station, an Account of the Coup Plotters' Steps Today in Honduras, and Fresh Twitter Translations

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 30, 2009


"We Refuse to Recognize any Government of Honduras other than the Constitutionally Legitimate Government of President Zelaya"

"The United States Calls for the Full Restoration of Constitutional Order"

By Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo
To the General Assembly of the United Nations

June 30, 2009


Zelaya Says He Will Return to Honduras on Thursday

Latin American Presidents, OAS Secretary General, and Citizen Caravans Will Accompany Him

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 30, 2009


“Withhold Recognition of the Honduras Coup Government”

“For the Reinstatement of the Democratically Elected President”

By the AFL-CIO
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

en español... “Que Se Nieguen a Reconocer el Gobierno Instalado Ilegalmente”

June 30, 2009


Chávez Derangement Syndrome

Media Chatter About the Coup in Honduras Is Infected by Some Pundits' Irrational Obsession with the Leader of a Different Country

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 30, 2009


Honduran Coup Moves from Failed Arguments to Repression, International Sanctions Imposed

The Scoreboard in the Battle for Honduras Shows the Coup Losing Badly

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Program

June 30, 2009


Latin American Nations Begin Economic and Political Blockade Against Coup Government

Border Closings, Suspension of Aid, and Cutting of Diplomatic Relations Present a Non-Violent Response to a Violent Coup

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 29, 2009


Translating Twitter from Honduras

Anti-Coup Forces Gain the Upper Hand Against Pro-Coup Twitterers In the Shadow of a Regime's Censorship

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 29, 2009


“To the Officers and Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Honduras... Place Your Arms at the Service of the People”

“Those Who Seek to Direct the Coup Should Know that it Will Be Impossible to Impose their Will”

By the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America
Translated to English by Laura Carlsen

en español... "A los oficiales y soldados de las Fuerzas Armadas de Honduras... pongan sus armas al servicio del pueblo"

June 29, 2009


Reports: Two Military Battalions Turn Against Honduras Coup Regime

The Fourth and Tenth Infantry Battalions Reportedly Turn Their Tanks Around while Protestors Successfully Have Blockaded the Country's Major Highways

By Al Giordano
Via the Narcosphere

June 29, 2009


Honduras' First Full Day Under Coup Rule

Foreign TV Channels Blocked, Violence Outside Presidential Palace

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 29, 2009


América Held Hostage: Day Two of the Coup in Honduras

On the Importance of Drawing an Accurate Diagram in Order to Dismantle the Oligarchy's Coup d'Etat

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 29, 2009


"No Government Arising from this Unconstitutional Interruption Will Be Recognized"

OAS Demands "the Immediate, Safe and Unconditional Return of President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales to His Constitutional Functions" in Honduras

By the Organization of American States
Unanimous Declaration

June 29, 2009


ICE Informant Recounts the "Whataburger Murder"

The Informant Interviews Part III: Fast Food with a Side Order of Death and Betrayal

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

June 28, 2009


In Lead-up to National Chamber of Deputies Election, Oaxaca Teachers Choose a “Punishment Vote”

Oaxaca Prepares for a Rejection of all the Nation’s Political Parties

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 28, 2009


Honduras' Dictator-for-a-Day Rails vs. Obama & Chávez, Declares Martial Law

Roberto Micheletti - the Illegally Installed "President" - Unites Two Rivals, and the World, Against Him

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 28, 2009


Resistance and Repression in Honduras

"People Are Taking to the Streets in Honduras Despite Incredibly Hostile Conditions Created by the Military"

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 28, 2009


"In Solidarity with the Organizations of Via Campesina and the People of Honduras"

"The social organizations of Honduras have gone out into the streets to repudiate this deed and demand the return of President Zelaya"

By Via Campesina International
Translated to English by Laura Carlsen

June 28, 2009


"We Will Not Be Silenced or Humiliated"

"There Is Practically a State of Siege in Tegucigalpa, Honduras... Electricity Is Cut"

By the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
Translated to English by Laura Carlsen

June 28, 2009


Correction: Honduran Presidential Candidate Is Still Alive

Originally Reported Assasinated, Congressman Cesar Ham, Zelaya Ally and Organizer of the Opinion Poll on a New Constitution, is Alive

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 28, 2009


Clinton: Coup in Honduras "Should Be Condemned"

Plus, Memos to Larry Birns and Eva Golinger Urging More Responsible Behavior in this Hour of Moral Crisis

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 28, 2009


US Condemns Coup in Honduras, Rejects Interim President

"The only president the United States recognizes is President Manuel Zelaya."

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 28, 2009


Honduras President Calls for the Military to Correct its Actions

Zelaya: "I want to return to my country, I am the president of the Hondurans... I expect the support of all of the Americas, from the United States, the Rio Grande, to Cabo de Hornos."

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Program

June 28, 2009


OAS Countries Back Zelaya, Calls for Ultimatum on Reinstatement, No Negotiation with Coup Leaders

Live-Blogging the Situation in Honduras

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Program

June 28, 2009


Coup in Honduras

School of the Americas-Trained Military Detains and Expels Democratically-Elected President Zelaya

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... La “Escuela de las Américas” y el golpe en Honduras

June 28, 2009


Extreme Alert: Military Coup in Honduras, President Zelaya in Costa Rica, Minister and Ambassadors Reported Kidnapped

Live-Blogging the Situation in Honduras

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Program

June 28, 2009


Obama: "Deeply Concerned" Over Kidnapping of Honduran President

A Military Coup d'Etat on Opinion Poll Voting Day in Honduras Is Rejected by the Hemisphere, Including Washington

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 28, 2009


Honduran Crisis Tests Commitment to Democracy

A Non-Binding Referendum Has Caused an Uproar Within Parts of the Government and Powerful Interests

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Policy Program

June 27, 2009


Honduras Prepares for Sunday's Controversial Opinion Poll

A "Tense Calm" Settles Over the Country Amidst Media Spin Campaigns and Threats to Imprison Voters and Poll Workers

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 27, 2009


Power Through Organizing: Lessons from the Field (Part II)

"Organizing Is About the Footwork, Not the Punches," Al Giordano explained. "Speed Is a Weapon of War."

By Philippe Duhamel
New Tactics in Human Rights

June 26, 2009


Coup Fears in Honduras

Honduran Military Surrounds Presidential Palace and the Toncontín Airport

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 25, 2009


Brainstorming Iran: An X-Ray of Immediate History

What the Iranian Resistance Is Accomplishing Will, Soon Enough, Apply to Your Country, too

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 23, 2009


Canada Ratifies Peru Free Trade Agreement, Stays Silent on Amazon Massacre

Almost Half of Resource Extraction in Peru is Carried out by Canadian Companies

By Dawn Paley
The Straight

June 22, 2009


Informant: First Victim Buried at House of Death Was US Citizen

David Castro Killed, Buried at Juarez Home After Bungled Kidnapping

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

June 21, 2009


Representative Democracy versus Participatory Democracy

In the Activist State of Oaxaca, Mexico, Residents Reconsider the Paradigm of Voting for the “Lesser of Two Evils”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 21, 2009


US Drug War Money Funded Peru Indigenous Massacre

US Government Trained the Police Department that Participated in the Operation and Invested "Heavily" in the Killer Helicopters

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Dinero para la droga de EE.UU. financió la masacre de indígenas en Perú

June 20, 2009


Victory in the Amazon

Indigenous and Social Movements in Perú Force Congress to Roll Back "Free Trade" Agreement Laws

By Laura Carlsen
The Huffington Post

June 19, 2009


On the Cowardice of Bill Keller, the Ayatollah of the New York Times

The Times Editor Flees Iran as Citizen Journalists Demonstrate the Uselessness of His Generation of Corporate Journalists

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 16, 2009


Venezuela, in 2002, Pioneered the Events in Iran in 2009

A Look Back at the Movement that Stopped a Coup d'Etat, and Forged the Model for Others to Use the Internet to Do the Same

By Al Giordano
The Field

June 15, 2009


Oaxacan Political Prisoners Find New Hope in Zapatistas' Other Campaign

Subcomandante Marcos' 2006 Visit to Imprisoned Loxichas Inspired a New Movement; One Prisoner is Already Free

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 14, 2009


Whistleblowers Reveal How Time Magazine Dropped the Ball on the "Bogota Connection"

The Backstory to How a Mainstream Media Powerhouse Was Beaten to the Punch on the Story by Narco News

By Bill Conroy
Special report from Sibel Edmonds

June 11, 2009


Narco News Has Already Answered the Question of “Is There Journalism After Newspapers?”

One Week to Go in Our Spring Fundraising Drive – Please Donate Today

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

June 9, 2009


In Peru Massive Police Attack on Non-Violent Indigenous Protesters Blockading Roads in Protest of FTA

Violence Erupts as Free Trade Policies Are Implemented Deeper into the Peruvian Amazon

By Ben Melancon
Via the NarcoSphere

June 8, 2009


ICE, U.S. Prosecutors Turned Blind Eye to Juarez Death Houses

Informant Claims His U.S. Handlers Ignored Carnage Because it Occurred “On Mexican Soil”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

June 5, 2009


Carlos Pascual Nominated as US Ambassador to Mexico

On March 26 We Reported that His Nomination Was "Likely." Today It's Official. Read About the Nominee They Call "the Shock Doctor"

By Al Giordano
Originally Published on March 26, 2009

June 4, 2009


Persecution of Monterrey Community Radio "Tierra y Libertad"

Mexican Government Used the Drug War to Raid a Rebellious Poor Neighborhood's Radio; Radio Magnates Rejoice

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Persecución de la Radio Comunitaria “Tierra y Libertad” en Monterrey

June 1, 2009


A Stroll Downtown, Oaxaca Life

A Robbery and Murder Committed by AEI Agents at a Local Bus Terminal Furthers the Breakdown of the Rule of Law and Trust in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 31, 2009


Congress Sends Drug War South, Taxpayer Money to Defense Firms

The Bush Security Doctrine and Defense Interests Continue to Control the U.S. Government's Foreign Policy

By Laura Carlsen
Via the NarcoSphere

May 31, 2009


Understanding "La Raza"

Anti-Immigrant Spokesmen like Tom Tancredo Have It Backwards When They Make Accusations of "Racism"

By Al Giordano
The Field

May 29, 2009


Pentagon Plans Latin America-Wide Intervention Ability for New Military Base in Colombia

“This base would feed a failed drug policy, support an abusive army, and reinforce a tragic history of U.S. military intervention in the region”

By Fellowship of Reconciliation - FOR
CCAJAR

en español... El Pentágono planea la capacidad de intervenir en toda América Latina para la nueva base militar en Colombia

May 28, 2009


The Dark Side of Plan Colombia

US Tax Dollars Supported Narco-Paramilitaries

By Teo Ballvé
The Nation

en español... El lado oscuro del Plan Colombia

May 28, 2009


Power Through Organizing: Lessons from The Field

Part I: Al Giordano's Early Days as a Community Organizer

By Philippe Duhamel
New Tactics in Human Rights

May 28, 2009


Colombian SOA Graduate Arrested for his Participation in Massacre

Former Commander of the Palacé Battalion, Colonel Jorge Alberto Amor Páez, Linked to Massacre of 24 Persons

By José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective
CCAJAR

en español... Ex Comandante del Batallon Palace, Coronel Jorge Alberto Amor Paez, vinculado por la masacre de 24 personas

May 26, 2009


Situation Heats Up in Oaxaca Prior to Teachers' Union Decisions

Tensions are High as Resistance Groups Organize and Plan Their Next Move

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 26, 2009


Newly Declassified Documents Reveal More than $97 Million from USAID to Separatist Projects in Bolivia Since 2002

Documents Unearthed through the US Freedom of Information Act

By Eva Golinger and Jeremy Bigwood
Bolivia Rising

May 22, 2009


Actions Strengthen Against Mining in Oaxaca

Teachers Union Declares Broader Mission to Include Social Justice and Community Education

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 19, 2009


Plan Mexico Reality Check in US Senate

All Eyes on Conference Committee to Resolve $404 Million Difference Between Senate and House Versions of New Plan Mexico Funding

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

May 18, 2009


Ex-US Attorney Johnny Sutton is Back in the "Justice" Game

Recently Retired Prosecutor Will Work Once Again for Former Boss: John Ashcroft

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

May 18, 2009


Called to Trial

Jorge Noguera, Former DAS Director, Has Been Called to Trial for the Homicides of Trade Unionists, Human Rights Defenders, and Politicians in Colombia

By Colectivo de Abogados José Alverar Restrepo
CCAJAR

en español... Llamado a Juicio

May 14, 2009


Guerrillas, Narcos, Washington, and the Ghosts of 1910

A Guerrilla Group in the Guerrero Narco Conflict Zone Went Public with Allegations that the Government of President Felipe Calderon Was Supporting the Sinaloa Cartel

By Frontera NorteSur
Newspaper Tree - El Paso Magazine

May 14, 2009


White House Czar Calls for End to 'War on Drugs'

Kerlikowske Says Analogy Is Counterproductive; Shift Aligns With Administration Preference for Treatment Over Incarceration

By Gary Fields
The Wall Street Journal

May 13, 2009


Indigenous Chiapans Insist They Are in Prison For Belonging to the EZLN

When They Gave Their Statements They Said They Were Tortured by Plainclothes Police

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Indígenas chiapanecos aseguran estar en prisión por pertenecer al EZLN

May 13, 2009


Plan Mexico: US Congress Abandons Human Rights Posturing in Favor of Black Hawk Helicopters

Majority of Proposed Funds are for Military Aircraft; House Appropriations Axes Human Rights Conditions to Speed Delivery

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

May 13, 2009


Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Calls for Debate on Taxing and Regulating Drugs as Strategy to Deal with Violence in Mexico

Fox’s Pronouncement Comes on Heels of California Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Call for Debate on Marijuana Legalization

By The Drug Policy Alliance
New York, New York

May 12, 2009


Civil Sectors Unite Against Mine in Ocotlán as Power Struggles Intensify

Recent Arrests and Threats Increase Strife as Local and Federal Authorities Attempt to Silence Opposition

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 11, 2009


Colombia: Ongoing Nightmare at the DAS

Illegal Practices Carried Out by the Government’s Intelligence Agency

By Editorial - Colectivo de Abogados
CCAJAR

en español... Colombia: La “pesadilla del DAS” continua

May 11, 2009


Was ‘Anti-Aircraft’ Gun Seized in Mexico a Big Hoax?

Experts Suggest Mexican Weapons-Bust Press Conference May Have Been Staged Event

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

May 10, 2009


Mexico Decriminalizes Simple Possession, Cracks Down on Everything Else

New Laws Strike a Symbolic Blow to Prohibition, But Net Result is Increased Law Enforcement Powers

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

May 9, 2009


Dominican Republic's Violence Against Haitians: Time to Act, Not Just Condemn

Human Rights and Justice Needed for Those Who Have Been Murdered and Abused

By Wadner Pierre
Haiti Analysis - editorial

May 9, 2009


Face-Off in Oaxaca Enviromental Showdown

Townspeople Unite to Protect Their Lands from International Mining Corporations

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 9, 2009


Black and White and Dead All Over

Why the Daily Newspaper Industry Deserves to Die

By Al Giordano
The Field

May 8, 2009


"They Kill Our Trees So We'll Grow Their Drugs"

Violence Linked to Drug-Trafficking Does Not Spare the Most Isolated Indigenous Communities in Mexico's Sierra Tarahumara

By Yemeli Ortega
Rue 89, Translated by Truthout.org

en français... « Ils tuent nos arbres pour qu'on cultive leur drogue »

May 7, 2009


Mexican NGOs, Brigadier General, Unite in Letter Against Plan Mexico

Human Rights Organizations Break from Amnesty International's 2008 Pro-Merida Initiative Letter

By Kristin Bricker
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

May 7, 2009


The Other Campaign NY Shuts Down Mexican Consulate While Demanding Freedom for Atenco Prisoners

Mexican Mexican Consulate Shuts Down in Face of Protest from The Other Campaign New York Demanding Freedom for Political Prisoners of Atenco

By Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other Campaign New York

May 6, 2009


Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Bacon

In Mexico City, the Worst Symptoms of the Swine Flu Scare Are About to Hit Millions Through Economic Devastation

By Al Giordano
The Field

May 6, 2009


Canada's Deadly Trade Deals

An interview with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program of the International Relations Center

By Stefan Christoff
The Dominion

May 4, 2009


Drug-War Virus Spreading Like the Swine Flu

Narco-Corruption Has Infected Both Sides of the Border

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

May 3, 2009


El Salvador Bans Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Adoption Rights in Last Minute Constitutional Amendment

"At this point in time, the LGBT Alliance is analyzing the situation before determining next steps..."

By Maggie Von Vogt
Via the Narcosphere

April 30, 2009


The Globalization of Disease

Swine Flu and the Smithfield Connection

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Program

April 29, 2009


How “The NAFTA Flu” Exploded

Smithfield Foods Fled US Environmental Laws to Open a Gigantic Pig Farm in Mexico, and All We Got Was this Lousy Swine Flu

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cómo explotó “La Influenza TLC”
em português... Como a “Gripe da NAFTA” explodiu

April 29, 2009


Despite Attacks from the Right Wing, El Salvador's LGBT Movement Continues the Fight for Human Rights and Dignity

Social Conservatives Propose Marriage Amendment to the Constitution

By Alexandria Soleil and Maggie Von Vogt
Via the Narcosphere

April 27, 2009


Drug War Repression Hits Zapatistas and the Other Campaign

Military Intelligence Leads to Eight Men Detained, Tortured, Charged with Organized Crime in Disputed Agua Azul Region

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 26, 2009


Mexico Seeking Permission to Prosecute Drug Mules Caught in U.S.

Leaked Memo Reveals Customs and Border Protection Less than Keen on Proposal

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

April 24, 2009


Judge Declares APPO Adviser David Venegas Innocent of Drug Charges

Innocent Verdict Means Judge Acknowledges that Police Planted Cocaine and Heroine on a Movement Leader

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 21, 2009


Actions Follow Talks

Ocotlán Residents Take the Highway

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 21, 2009


Government Harassment in Brad Will Murder Case

Federal Police Pressure Imprisoned APPO Defendant Juan Manuel Martinez to Confess; Will Family Lawyer Faces Legal Harassment

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 21, 2009


Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift

Brookings Event Sheds Light into the Current State of Drug Policy and its Alternatives

By Sean Hannley
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 20, 2009


Rockefeller Reforms Need Rehab

After 35 Years of Draconian Drug Sentences, New York State Takes Baby Steps Toward Reform

By Steven Wishnia
The Indypendent

April 20, 2009


El Chapo Guzman: the National Action Party's Drug Baron

"It is estimated that drug trafficking money is linked to about 78% of legal Mexican activities"

By Ricardo Ravelo
Proceso

en español... El capo del panismo

April 20, 2009


Forum of People in Resistance

Local Oaxaca Priest Backs Auto Determination and Defense of Environment

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 19, 2009


Summit: What a Difference a Day Makes

What Is Happening in Port of Spain Is Almost Unrecognizable

By Al Giordano
The Field

April 18, 2009


Mexican Drug War: Soldiers vs. Soldiers

The Most Severe Blows Against the Military in the War on Drugs Have Come from Former Soldiers

By Jorge Carrasco Araizaga
Proceso

en español... Militares: el enemigo, de la misma familia

April 18, 2009


You and What Movement?

A Response to Naomi Klein

By Al Giordano
An Opinion Column

April 18, 2009


Over 10,000 Dead: Is Mexican Drug War Violence Ebbing?

Statistical Slights-of-Hand and Temporary Lulls Have Obscured the Drug War's Rising Costs

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Con más de 10,000 Muertos: ¿Esta bajando la Violencia de la Guerra de las Drogas en Mexico?

April 17, 2009


“At Times We Sought to Dictate our Terms. But I Pledge to You that We Seek an Equal Partnership”

Remarks at the Opening of the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad

By Barack Obama
President of the United States

April 17, 2009


On to Trinidad: Opportunities Don't Happen; They Are Made

All Eyes at the Summit of the Americas Will Be on Obama and Chávez, and the Signals They Send Each Other

By Al Giordano
The Field

April 17, 2009


Mr. President: Calderon Is Not Mexico

President Obama’s Visit to Mexico Produced Vague and Contradictory Statements, Centered on Worn-Out Strategies

By Laura Carlsen
The Huffington Post

April 17, 2009


Johnny “House of Death” Sutton is Coming to a TV Near You

Federal Prosecutor Resigning, Hopes to Become New Voice for Conservatives

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

April 17, 2009


Merida Initiative: the United States’ Bureaucratic Invasion

With the Bilateral Strategy’s Implementation, Dozens of Experts Began to Arrive in Mexico to Collaborate with Authorities in the Fight Against Drug Trafficking

By Víctor Hugo Michel
Milenio

en español... Invasión burocrática de EU

April 16, 2009


Obama in Mexico

The Dangers of Trusting Mexico's George W. Bush

By Al Giordano
The Field

April 16, 2009


Former Mexican Intelligence Director: “We’ve Lost Half the Country” to Organized Crime

Ex-Intelligence Directors and Attorney General Medina Mora Contradict Clinton and Calderon on Drug War

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 15, 2009


Obama's Reality Check

Existing US policies have caused havoc throughout South America

By Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian

April 15, 2009


US Senator Chris Dodd as Special Envoy to the Americas?

Reading the Tea Leaves During Monday's White House Conference Call

By Al Giordano
The Field

April 14, 2009


Donate to Narco News: It Trains a New Generation of Journalists

In Addition to Publishing Investigative Journalism, Reporters Like Me Are Learning How to Do It

By Kristin Bricker
Mexico Correspondent, Narco News

April 14, 2009


Mexico's Democratic Revolution Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

“In the case of drugs neither total deregulation nor total prohibition is the answer... Instead, a balance must be found”

By Rolando Ramos
El Economista

en español... Avala PRD despenalizar marihuana

April 14, 2009


Legal U.S. Arms Exports May Be Source of Narco Syndicates’ Rising Firepower

More Than $1 Billion in Private-Sector Weapons Exports Approved for Mexico Since 2004

By Bill Conroy
Via the NarcoSphere

en español... EE.UU. exporta más de US$1.000 millones en armas a México en 5 años

March 29, 2009


The Demarest Factor: The Ethics of U.S. Department of Defense Funding for Academic Research in Mexico

“Kansas University’s department of geography received at least $500,000 in Department of Defense funds to map communally held indigenous land...”

By Simon Sedillo
El Enemigo Común

en español... El Factor Demarest: La ética del Financiamiento para Investigaciones Académicas en México del Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos
in italiano... l Fattore Demarest : L’etica del finanziamento per la ricerca accademica in Messico del Ministero della Difesa statunitense

March 27, 2009


Sarkozy and the Mexican Banker: the Journalist Who Spoke Out

Al Giordano Investigated President Sarkozy’s Host. According to Him, Hernández Ramírez’s Ties to Narco-Trafficking Are Not Just Old Rumors

By Anne Vigna
Rue 89, Paris, France

en español... Sarkozy y el banquero mexicano
en français... Sarkozy et le banquier mexicain : le journaliste qui accuse

March 27, 2009


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Top Reporters' Notes

Zambada Niebla’s Plea Deal, Chapo Guzman’s Capture May Be Key To An Unfolding Mexican Purge by Bill Conroy

Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption by Bill Conroy

TIME Magazine's Pay-to-Play Puff Piece on Mexican President Provokes Widespread Ridicule in Mexico by Bill Conroy

US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach by Bill Conroy

ICE Investigation Targeting Drug Planes Plagued by Scandal, Court Records Show by Bill Conroy (2 Comments)

DEA Case Threatens to Expose US Government-Sanctioned Drug-Running by Bill Conroy (2 Comments)

Mexican President Peña Nieto Enlists US-based PR Firm by Bill Conroy

Former ICE Informant Sues US Prosecutors, Federal Agents by Bill Conroy (1 Comment)

Release of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena’s "Murderer" Is Game Changer for CIA by Bill Conroy

FBI Director Candidate Comey Complicit in “Dark Chapter” in US History by Bill Conroy (1 Comment)

Narco News Features

Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion

The Bogotá Connection: Narco News Investigates DEA Corruption and Cover-Up in Colombia

The House of Death: U.S. Law Enforcement Complicity with Murder in Ciudad Juárez

Banamex vs. Narco News: The Drug War on Trial

The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign

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