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"Several alleged Venezuelan coup leaders are now living in South Florida, safe in the knowledge that people who subvert the democratic will of nations can always find sanctuary in the Sunshine State."

- Barry Crimmins

April 25, 2002

Up-to-the-Minute Venezuela

News from

Coup Facts Come to Light

What the Critics Are Saying About Narco News

Narco News '02

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

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

A Narco News White Paper:

Three Days That

Shook the Media

Online Journalism's

Finest Hour... Commercial Media Behavior

Comes Under the Spotlight

FAIR Documents Paper Trail

of Commercial Media Complicity

Venezuela Coup Attempt Was...

"George Bush

Jr.'s Bay of Pigs"

By Ted Rall

Reader Mail!

New York Times Writes to Jules Siegel

Narco News Readers Weigh-In on

the Media's Failed Coup in Venezuela

"The Walrus and the Journalist

wondered where they'd been..."

Go Ask Alice Medialand

By Norman Solomon

"The Mighty Casey

has Struck Out"

SF Chronicle Editor Emeritus

William German on NYT & Coup

Media Accused

in Failed Coup

By David Adams and Phil Gunson

from the St. Petersburg Times

Greg Palast

Weighs In

Authentic Journalist says "Don't

Believe All You Read" on Chávez

from the Guardian of London

Democracy Survives

In Venezuela

By Mark Weisbrot

"One of the most shameful occurrences during the last few days was the support of America's leading newspapers for the Venezuelan coup. The New York Times and The Washington Post both resoundingly endorsed the military coup in their Saturday editorials. The editorial boards of these newspapers ought to engage in some serious soul-searching as to how they could so easily abandon the most fundamental principles of democracy."

from the San Diego Union-Tribune

and more Narco News in NY...

JFK Customs Hid

Drug Shipments

Whistleblower Persecuted

for Airport Agency's Sins

By Bill Conroy

from San Antonio Business Journal

Coup Questions

for Journalists

Time for Civil Society to Insist

on Accurate Venezuela Coverage

A Narco News Press Briefing

By Al Giordano

With Barry Crimmins



"Considering how loudly the United States has preached democracy to Latin America in recent decades, you might think that the Bush administration would condemn yesterday's military coup in Venezuela."

Editorial by Today's

San Francisco Chronicle

Fox: Coup Regime

"Not Legitimate"

Mexico, Peru, Argentina,

and Paraguay Reject Coup

Q&A on "Remote

Control Coup"

Journalist Jules Siegel interviews

Narco News Publisher Al Giordano

Friday Morning, April 12, 2001

Coup d'etat

in Venezuela

Military Junta Deposes

Elected Government

By Pablo Rodriguez

Eyewitness to

the Coup

By Gregory Wilpert

Former Fulbright Scholar, in Venezuela

And Another


By Maximilien Averliaz

"The Plot Was Well Prepared"

Report From


By Roy S. Carson

from, an independent

English-language news source

Why U.S. Tries to

Topple Venezuela

By Vincent Browne

From the Irish Times

The Uribe Gamble

By Bert Ruiz

Ya, en español: La Embajada Supo

del Asesinato de Casimiro Huanca

Embassy Knew

of Assassination

Documents Reveal Details

of Murder in Bolivia

Embassy Called Him a "Die-Hard,"

& Worried Over Political Fallout

By Al Giordano

State of the Andes Report

By Peter Gorman

Switzerland: FARC

not "Terrorist Org"

Refuses U.S. Order to Freeze

Colombian Rebel Bank Accounts

Translation from El Tiempo

Alphandary: Colombian War U.S.'s "Highest Priority"

Español: La Guerra es "Máxima Prioridad" de EEUU

More on the Narco-Candidate in Colombia...

Uribe: Candidate of the Paramilitaries

(Latest from Newsweek's Contreras)

Narco-Candidate in the U.S. Media

(The Phoenix, Again, Publishes the Facts)

Alvaro Uribe

vs. the Press

Ya, en Español:

Álvaro Uribe vs. la Prensa

Facts Reported by Narco News & Newsweek
Explode in Colombian Presidential Debate

Colombian Journalist Who Reported Uribe's
Narco-History Threatened with Assassination

Journalist Fernando Garavito:
Now in Exile in the United States

Uribe: "You have come here
to smear my political career"

By Al Giordano

A Narco News Investigative Report, Part II

Miss Part I of this series? Click...

In Colombia

His Campaign Manager, the DEA,

and the Case of the 50,000 Kilos

Ya, en Español:

Un Narco Candidato en Colombia

Issue #18 Is Now Archived

Colombia Voters

Reject U.S. War

Ruling Parties Lose the

Senate and the House

By Al Giordano

Where Is the Press

in Colombian War?

FARC: The State, not the

Rebels, Killed the Senator

By Al Giordano

A Narco News Media Analysis

¿Donde está la prensa

en la guerra de Colombia?

Un análisis de medios de Narco News

Colombia Discussion Boards Now Open at...

Little Asa and the

Hidden Nation

A Tale of Two Bolivias

By Luis Gómez

Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

El Pequeño Asa y la Nación Clandestina

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...

SF Bay Guardian Drills Alternet's Ethics Problems

See our Original Report: Ethics Problems at Alternet

"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

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!

And from the most widely read newspaper

in the United States prison system...

Banamex Loses Bid

to Censor Narco News

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

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Andean Bureau Chief: Luis A. Gómez

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¡Bienvenidos en Español!

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