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Al Giordano

Opening Statement, April 18, 2000
¡Bienvenidos en Español!
Bem Vindos em Português!

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Zapatistas, Post-Mexican Elections, Make Their Move

Marcos, Now Spokesman for the Autonomous Towns of Chiapas, too, Suspends All Contact with Mexican Government and Political Parties

By Subcomandante Marcos
Translated by The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Tras las elecciones, los zapatistas mueven el tapete

July 22, 2003

Congress to Vote This Week on Colombia War Funds

McGovern-Skelton Amendment Would Transfer Military Aid to Combat HIV/AIDS; Close Vote Expected

By the Latin America Working Group
With Instructions for Calling and Writing Congress Members

July 21, 2003

Addicted to Failure

It’s time for Latin America to start breaking with Washington over the war on drugs

By Ethan Nadelmann
Foreign Policy magazine

en español... Adicción al Fracaso
em português... Dependência ao fracasso

July 19, 2003

Venezuela’s Catia TV Illegally Raided & Shut Down

The Year's Most Serious Attack Against Press Freedom

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cierran en forma ilegal Catia Tve en Venezuela

July 14, 2003

Drug Policy Reformer Nominated to Supreme Court in Argentina

Eugenio Zaffaroni Proposed by President Kirchner

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Un Reformista a la Corte Suprema en Argentina

July 2, 2003

The Traffic Grows Stronger

Al Giordano warns that the Brazilian anti-drug policy, inspired by the USA, is ineffective and aggravates the violence

By Wálter Fanganiello Maierovitch
Translated from CartaCapital magazine in Brazil

en español... El Tráfico Crece Fortalecido
em português... O tráfico se fortalece

June 29, 2003

An Isolated Voice in Brazil’s Congress

The Narco News Interview with Senator Jefferson Péres, Legalization Advocate

By Karine Muller
Narco News Brasília Bureau

em português... Uma Voz Isolada no Congresso

June 24, 2003

Evo Reelected Coca Growers’ Leader in Bolivia

But Violence and Attacks Return to the Chapare

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Evo Reelegido Líder Cocalero

June 18, 2003

Under Scrutiny

Brazil’s Attorney General and Central Bank Launch Strategies to Combat Money Laundering

By Karine Muller
Reporting from Brasília

em português... Sob Medida

June 17, 2003

"We Don't Negotiate with Terrorists?"

United States Officials Had Brunch with the Colombian Paramilitaries Last Month

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... ¿No negociamos con terroristas?

June 16, 2003

When Drug Treatment Met Harm Reduction

Psychologist Sueli Santos says professionals, too, had lots to learn in Brazil

By Adriana Veloso
Reporting from São Paulo, Brazil

em português... Quando o tratamento de drogas encontra a redução de danos

June 12, 2003

The Construction of a Drug War Enemy

Drug Traffickers, Police, the Bourgeoisie and Media Confusion

By Karine Muller
Narco News Authentic Journalism Scholar

em português... A Construção do Inimigo na Guerra das Drogas

June 5, 2003

NYT Stringer Blows Whistle on Unethical LatAm Coverage

"Correspondents" Spend Their Time in "Dubious Company of Useless U.S.-Embassy Hacks"

By Thomas Long
Text of Email he sent to Newsweek

June 5, 2003

Lula to Wealthy Nations: "Hunger Cannot Wait"

Narco News Translates Brazilian President Lula da Silva's Speech from the G-8 Summit in Evian

By Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Translated by Narco News

en español... Lula a las naciones ricas: “El hambre no puede esperar”
em português... Lula diz para as Nações Ricas: “A fome não pode esperar”

June 2, 2003

Gringo Style Drug-War TV Ads Blame Violence on Users

Brazilian "Partnership Against Drugs" Proves to Be a Drug-Funded Farce

By Carola Mittrany
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

em português... Campanha Brasileira Espelha-se em Modelo Gringo e Culpa Usuários pela Violência

May 30, 2003

Living to Deny It

Is Gabriel García Márquez, 76, Writing Fiction About His Legalization Position?

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Vivir para negarla
em português... Viver para negar

May 27, 2003

Reuters: Canada Submits Marijuana Decriminalization Law

Possession of 15 grams, Cultivation of 25 Plants, Will No Longer Bring Criminal Conviction or Prison

By Agencies - Agencias - Agências

en español... AP: Canadá propone nueva ley sobre posesión de marihuana
em português... EFE: Ottawa enfrenta Washington com nova lei de drogas

May 27, 2003

Comment on Plan Colombia's Herbicide Spraying

Is Drug Prohibition a Worthy Enough Goal to Destroy the Amazon?

By Latuff
Narco News Editorial Cartoonist

en español... Comenta sobre la fumigación con herbicidas en el Plan Colombia
em português... Comentários sobre o herbicida utilizado no Plano Colômbia

May 27, 2003

Change, Already!

Rio Legislator's Forum Pressures Lula Government to Reform Drug Laws… and Gets Reported Results

By Adriana Veloso
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro

em português... Mudança Já!

May 26, 2003

Feast of Lies

The Supposed Reduction in Colombian Coca Crops in 2002

By Augusto Fernandez C.
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La Gran Fiesta de la Mentira

May 22, 2003

U.S.-Funded "Expert" Brings Reefer Madness to Brazil

São Paulo Newspaper Claims that Marijuana Causes "Insomnia, Nausea, Muscular Pain," and "Loss of Appetite"

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

em português... Perito estadunidense traz o “reefer madness” para o Brasil

May 20, 2003

"Therapeutic Justice," Made in USA

The Drug Treatment Lobby's Newest Industry: Marijuana Users

By Latuff
Narco News Cartoonist-in-Residence

em português... "Justiça terapêutica" fabricada nos EUA

May 20, 2003

Who Shot Luciana?

Controversy takes the case of wounded university student in a new direction

By Helena Klang
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

em português... Quem atirou em Luciana?

May 19, 2003

The State is to Blame

At Rio Forum, Officials Agree with Civil Society: We Need A New Drug Policy

By Adriana Veloso
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro

em português... Estado: Réu Culpado

May 19, 2003

The NY Times' Drug Policies and Jayson Blair

Newspapers Need a "Harm Reduction" Policy; not Drug Tests

By Al Giordano

May 19, 2003

Illicit Drugs and Globalization

Prohibition Causes Most of the Harms Associated with Drugs

By the Hon. Maria Lúcia Karam
Brazilian Federal Military Judge (ret.)

em português... Drogas ilícitas e globalização

May 18, 2003

Rio's Crossfire

Young Woman, 19, Shot During Drug War at a University in Rio de Janeiro

By Helena Klang
A Narco News Editorial

em português... Fogo cruzado

May 17, 2003

Rio de Janeiro to Discuss the Drug War

Friday Forum Features Gabeira, Soares, Karam, Szterenfeld, Narco News, and More

By Narco News Staff
A Copy of the Invitation is Included

en español... Río de Janeiro discutirá la guerra contra las drogas
em português... O Rio de Janeiro discute a Guerra das Drogas

May 15, 2003

Fábio Mesquita at the Threshold of Victory

Brazil's Prognosis for a Speedy Recovery Due to "Dr. Harm Reduction's" Cure

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Fábio Mesquita en Podio de la Victoria
em português... Fábio Mesquita no limiar da vitória

May 12, 2003

The Latin Americanization of the Million Marijuana March

Mexico City and Buenos Aires Protests Among this Year's Largest

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La latinoamericanización de la Marcha del Millón de la Marihuana

May 11, 2003

Jayson Blair Cracked the Code

The Young Plagiarizer Beat the New York Times at its Own Game

By Al Giordano
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

May 12, 2003

Readers and Journalists Comment on the NY Times-Jayson Blair Story

Authentic Journalism at the Gates

By Al Giordano
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

May 12, 2003

Perú in Permanent Battle for the Coca Leaf

Narco News Interviews Nancy Obregón

By Andrea Arenas Alípaz
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Perú en constante lucha por la hoja de coca

May 6, 2003

Marijuana Legalization Day Marches in Latin América

Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Will Lead Saturday's Parade

By Equipo Narco News
Somewhere in América

en español... El Día de la legalización de la Mariguana
em português... Sábado é o dia da legalização da maconha na América Latina

May 2, 2003

Lula: The Drug War is a Class War

Brazil's President Opens the "Black Box" of Narco-Corruption

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Lula: la Guerra contra las Drogas es una Guerra de Clases
em português... Lula: A Guerra das Drogas é uma Guerra de Classes

April 29, 2003

Comment on Lula's "One-Two" Punch

Should governments decriminalize drug users and target money launderers instead?

By Narco News Readers
(That Means You!)

en español... Comentarios sobre el “uno-dos” de Lula
em português... Comentários sobre o soco “um dois ” de Lula

April 29, 2003

Argentina Exit Polls: It's Kirchner vs. Menem

Narco News Projects the Two Finalists for May 18th Final Election

By Al Giordano
Election Night Correspondent

April 27, 2003

Globalizing the Bolivarian Revolution

Hugo Chávez’s Proposal for Our América

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Globalizar la Revolución Bolivariana

April 24, 2003

Plan Colombia Extends into Peru

Hugo Cabieses Explains the Wave of Drug War Repression

By Karine Muller
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 25, 2003

Forero Returns from Caracas

Editorial Cartoonist Latuff Joins the Narco News Team as We Launch Our "Readers Comments" Pages

By Latuff
Narco News Editorial Cartoonist-in-Residence

en español... Forero regresa de Caracas
em português... Forero volta de Caracas

April 23, 2003

Chávez Beats Forero (Again)

One Year After Venezuela's Counter-Coup, a Winner and a Loser Duel

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Chávez vence a Forero (una vez más)

April 15, 2003

"The Most Emotionally Healthy Culture on the Planet"

A North American Falls In Love with Brazil

By John Perry Barlow
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

em português... A cultura mais saudável do planeta

April 7, 2003

"Storming the New Seat of Power"

Remarks to the Mídia Tatica convention

Text of speech by Al Giordano
In Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 24, 2003

The Brasil Papers

Including the Series "A Drug Policy from Below" by Adriana Veloso, Karine Muller, and Al Giordano

April 28, 2003

The Venezuela Papers

Including reports from Alex Contreras and Luis Gómez reporting from Caracas on the anniversary of the failed coup

April 28, 2003

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