Hits Since April 18, 2000
By Roldan Tomasz Suarez
New Introductions by
Fithian and Al Giordano
Just a Shout Away:
To Launch Phase II
Project in Coming Days
Erika Zamora Leaves
a Mexican Prison Yesterday
After Four Years
of Unjust Imprisonment
Erika was finally
freed after members of Colectivo Libertad
(Liberty Collective) Ofelia Medina, Begoña Lecumberri,
Ana María Vera Smith, Ana Cecilia Lazcano, Raquel
Gutiérrez, Luz María Marván, Ana María
Domenech and Oralba Castillo Nájera, launched a public
fast last Sunday to call for her release.
March 27, 1909
- May 23, 2002
To Mark, to the Knapp
family, to Lucille, and to our colleagues from the Phoenix newsroom
during the years of Caroline's big change:
Somewhere in América
today the raindrops fall, the gods themselves can't stop their
tears. Alice K. was a larger than life figure to us, and then
we met Caroline; Introverted, dignified, quiet, taking inventory
of herself and her world with an intensity that only the most
bravest warriors and pioneers have dared attempt; Caroline, alchemist
of the self.
In 1994, we read Cornell professor Richard Klein's Cigarettes
Are Sublime, which he wrote as "a love letter"
to his former mistress, tobacco, and Caroline was seized with
the gutsy inspiration that became her magnum opus and
her transformation: Drinking: A Love Story. And from Boston,
where alcohol is King: Courage like that doesn't often grow on
the trees of such literary talent. How fortunate we were to sit
in her silent graceful shadow, typing mere journalism while she
penned immortal literature. Caroline, our friend, our leader
our inspiration to reach higher: Long Live Caroline Knapp. ¡Viva!
Narco News '02
Journalism on the "War on Drugs" in Latin America
of Our Country is América" - Simón Bolívar
Campaign Manager, the DEA,
the Case of the 50,000 Kilos
De GMP Productos
Products Sent us a 22 page Response
in Spanish: We've
offered to publish it in English, too)
"Uribe was without doubt the favoured candidate
of the United States."
"Before Uribe was even
declared the winner,
U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson went to a hotel where he was holed
up with campaign workers to congratulate him."
Security Archives Unearths
Secret History of Plan 1988-2000
Docs Show U.S.
Collusion with Paramilitaries,
and Knowing Lies
by Washington on Drug Trade
The Guardian of London
Narco News Interview with
Journalist Róger Rumrrill
III of a Series
By Luis A. Gómez
Andean Bureau Chief
Can't Take It With You...
Narco-Dictator Hugo Banzer of Bolivia
May 10, 1926 -
May 5, 2002
The Narco News
with Father Gregorio
II of a Series:
you see Part I?
I of a Series
Attorney General of
Makes the Case:
By Gustavo de Greiff
Special to the Narco News Bulletin
News White Paper:
Journalism's Finest Hour!
the Archives of
Boards Now Open at...
News Opens South America Office
News Come From?
to Be Revealed
Next to Narco News...
Fall and Rise of
"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..."
Court of the State of New York
"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 (www.narconews.com),
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."
Issue of January
in Rio de Janeiro... a drawing by Latuff
Extends to All Online Journalists
on the EFF website:
is The Narco News Bulletin?
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