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"Narco News, its website, and the writers who post information, are entitled to all the First Amendment protections accorded a newspaper-magazine or journalist... Furthermore, the nature of the articles printed on the website and Mr. Giordano's statements at Columbia University constitute matters of public concern because the information disseminated relates to the drug trade and its affect on people living in this hemisphere..."

-- Supreme Court of the State of New York

December 5, 2001

February 7, 2002

Bankers Attack

Mexican Reporter

The "Hank Bank," Laredo National, Tries

to Force Estévez to Reveal Her Source

Banker Gary Jacobs:

Enemy of a Free Press

A Narco News Global Alert

Narco News Dedicates this Issue #17 to the Memory of

Hernán Raúl Menéndez Rodríguez (1944-2002)

and Michael Patrick Doyle (1935-2002)

¡Presentes En América!

Narco News '02

Authentic Journalism on the "War on Drugs" in Latin America

"The Name of Our Country is América" - Simón Bolívar

The FARC & the

Trade Unions

Debunking the Media Myths

Behind Plan Colombia

By James Petras

Reader Mail!

From the daily La Jornada of Mexico City...

América Rises Up

Against Drug War

By Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar

Columna Original en Español

Our Translation in English

"The entire continent, in spite of the governmental strategy, seems ready to rise up."

-- Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar

Financial Times of London reports...

Bolivia "Ripe for


The FT Interview with Felipe Quispe

Updates El Mallku's words to Narco News

The Whole World is Reading!

"He who owes nothing, fears nothing"

-- Evo Morales, on Hunger Strike

Photo: Al Giordano, D.R. 2002

The Illegality of

State Continues

Evo Still on Hunger Strike

By Luis A. Gómez

Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

Read This Story in English

Lee Ud. el Articulo en Español

Bolivia Bans


Evo Morales Illegally

Removed from Congress

U.S. Embassy Accused of Being Behind

Cancellation of Electoral System

By Luis A. Gómez

Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

Read the Story in English

Lee Ud. el Articulo en Español

More Repression

vs. Coca Growers

The War Over Sacaba

Report from Bolivia

By Luis A. Gómez

Read the Report in English

Lee Ud. El Articulo en Español

El Mallku Speaks:

Indigenous Autonomy & Coca

The Narco News Interview

with Felipe Quispe

By Luis Gómez and Al Giordano

from somewhere in La Paz, Bolivia

Interview in English

Entrevista en Español

Legal Samba

Brazil Marches Toward

More Humane Drug Policy

By Luis A. Gómez

Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

Read the Article in English

Lee Ud. el Articulo en Español

Narco News Opens South America Office

Meet Luis Gómez

Andean Bureau Chief

for Narco News

Presenting Luis in English

Presentando Luis en Español

It's Rampant on the U.S. side of the Border...

Narco Corruption

in Border Agencies

By Bill Conroy

San Antonio Business Journal

The Sleeping Giant Awakens...

Now It's Brazil!

No More Jail for Addicts

in South América's Largest

By Andrew Downie

The Christian Science Monitor

and Legalize

Narco News and Civil Society:

Together Again in 2002


"And in the cause of journalism we're also pleased about a recent ruling by Judge Paula Omansky of the New York State Supreme Court dismissing libel charges against Mario Menendez, a Mexican journalist, and Al Giordano, editor and publisher of Narco News, an Internet magazine (, published in Mexico, that reports on corruption and the drug war in Latin America.... Banamex took him to court in Mexico and lost. The bank then sued Narco News, along with Menendez, in New York. Again they lost in what is a stirring victory for freedom of speech on the Internet. Narco News has broken important stories on the drug war. If it had lost, a chill could have settled over the web."

-- The Nation magazine

Issue of January 28, 2001

Now Online...

Atty. Reber Boult's Amicus

Brief in Drug War on Trial

(About the Shoddy Legal Maneuvers

by Banamex and Akin Gump)

Most Recent News...

Live from Bolivia

The Drug War Went on Trial

From somewhere in Rio de Janeiro... a drawing by Latuff

Narco News

Beat Banamex!

Victory Extends to All Online Journalists

Detailed Info on case & 90 Links in Our War Room

Now on the EFF website:

Read the Court's

Historic Decision

It Protects You, Too

Sign the Victory Guestbook!

Hot Muckraker

By Mim Udovitch

Rolling Stone

Click Here for Information Desk

What is The Narco News Bulletin?

The Narco News Bulletin works to tell the truth. We call it as we see it. Yet we are conscious that it's our truth. The whole truth can only be constructed by the participation of the people. Thus, we strive to work together, to collaborate, with your truth and the truths of others, "to make a bigger truth."
We invite your comments, corrections, criticisms, news tips and participation. Narco News accepts letters from our readers. Contact us with your truth.
-- From the First Day of Publication, April 18, 2000

Publisher: Al Giordano

Andean Bureau Chief: Luis A. Gómez

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¡Bienvenidos en Español!

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