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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

March 18, 2002

Election Results are in...

Colombia Voters

Reject U.S. War

Ruling Parties Lose the

Senate and the House

By Al Giordano

Narco News '02

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

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

Let Us Not Talk

Falsely Now

The US and Colombia

By Ron Jacobs

Little Asa and the

Hidden Nation

A Tale of Two Bolivias

By Luis Gómez

Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

Lee Ud. Este Articulo en Español

Where Is the Press

in Colombian War?

FARC: The State, not the

Rebels, Killed the Senator

By Al Giordano

A Narco News Media Analysis

Beers Deposition

in DynCorp Case

Full Transcript Plus Links

Beers Fumigated

In Deposition

Part II of a Series

See Part I

By Al Giordano and S. González

Ya, en Español: Acusan a DynCorp del Terrorismo

Ethics Problems

at Alternet

"Alternative" Media Can Be Corrupted, Too

A Narco News White Paper

By Al Giordano

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Editorial on Our Report

"Authentic" vs. "Alternative": More...

AlterNot Papers

plus... Real Journos Issue Corrections, and, a

Saturday Update from the Student Underground

Reader Mail!

About Ethics Problems at Alternet,

Plan Colombia, and Weiner Letters

Certify This!

The Narco-Ballad of

Ramón Arellano Félix

A Narco Corrido

By Los Embajadores del Norte

"Narco-Bankers" Subpoena Washington Times

Documents, Sources by Paul M. Rodriguez

On to Mexico City

International Gathering of

Plan Colombia Opponents

March 4th & 5th

at the National Autonomous University (UNAM)

Information in English

Información en Español

The Whole World is Reading...

Weiner Writes

to us Again

Ex-White House Press Secy

Complains Anew to Narco News

A Communiqué

from the FARC

Colombian Rebels Respond

to Declaration of War

Pastrana and the FARC: The Peace Talks Show is Over

Drug War goes

Boom In Colombia

"The Revolution Will be Reported"

A Communiqué from Narco News

By Al Giordano

Venezuela Faces

U.S. Coup Plot

Washington Seeks End to

World's Truest Democracy

By Kim Alphandary

Special to the Narco News Bulletin

Ann Harrison Reports from Occupied Territory...

Feds Invade


Medical Marijuana and

Democracy Under Fire

By Ann Harrison

¡Ya en Español!

Los Federales
Invaden California

¡También, en español!


Tres lecciones para principiantes

Por Catherine Austin Fitts

Y Además...

Nuevo lista de correos en español

Have You Read the Original in English?

Narco Dollars for Dummies

Bolivian Govt Backs Down

Anti-Coca Decree Suspended

Blockades Work!

Sacaba Coca Market, Radio

Sovereignty, Reopened

By Luis A. Gómez

Narco News Andean Bureau

Read the Story in English

Lee Ud. el Articulo en Español

Meanwhile, in the Caribbean...

Jamaica Marijuana

Reform Advances

Historic Legalization Bill to

Conform with International Law

By National Public Radio

Ganja Amendment Goes

to Jamaica Parliament

Democracy vs. Prohibition

by Reuters News Agency

Again, they can't stand the scrutiny...

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

NY Times Protects

Citigroup's Rubin

By Mark Lewis

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

See the Guerrilla News Network's

9 minute award-winning documentary...

Crack the CIA

Winner of the 2002 Sundance Film

Festival Award for Live Action Film

Narco News Opens South America Office

Meet Luis Gómez

Andean Bureau Chief

for Narco News

Presenting Luis in English

Conozca a Luis en Español

Narco News Welcomes to our

family of authentic journalism...

Uruguay's Premier Daily News Source, today

publishing Al Giordano and Catherine A. Fitts

The Drug War Went on Trial

"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

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!

Now Online...

Atty. Reber Boult's Amicus

Brief in Drug War on Trial

(About the Shoddy Legal Maneuvers

by Banamex and Akin Gump)

It's a Small World After All...

From Brazil...

Ciberjornalistas Têm Direitos Iguais Aos Outros

From Germany...

Grundsatzentscheidung für den (Online-)Journalismus

From Italy...

I giornalisti sono tutti uguali

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

Links and Disclosures

Publisher: Al Giordano

Andean Bureau Chief: Luis A. Gómez

The Truth That Will Not Be Silenced:

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Read our Welcome Statement in English

¡Bienvenidos en Español!

¡Informations en Français!

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