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Al Giordano

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

Editorial Policy and Disclosures

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Closing Statement

Narco News to Civil Society: It’s Up to You, Now

By Al Giordano and Luis Gómez
From a Country Called América

en español... Declaración Final

October 18, 2003

The A-B-C of Popular Revolt

Or, How They Got Rid of a Tyrant in Bolivia

By Andrea Arenas Alípaz and Luis Gómez
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... ABC de la revuelta popular

October 18, 2003

Weblog Beats Wires in Reporting Bolivia President’s Resignation

It May Be Twilight for Narco News… but It’s Morning in América

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

October 17, 2003

Participatory Democracy in Venezuela

The Opposition Doesn’t Really Want a Recall Referendum Because Chávez Remains Popular

By Charles Hardy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

October 17, 2003

Journalist Alex Contreras Detained Illegally by Bolivian Authorities

US-Imposed Repression, Military Dictatorship, and Persecution of the Press, Return to Bolivia

By Al Giordano
A Narco News Global Alert

en español... El periodista Alex Contreras detenido ilegalmente por las autoridades bolivianas

October 15, 2003

Colombia’s New Age of Terror

Uribe Attacks Human Rights Groups as “Supporters of Terrorism”

By Augusto Fernández C.
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El trasfondo de la molestia de Uribe o la nueva era del terror en Colombia

October 15, 2003

Ecuador’s Indigenous Vow to Oppose Plan Colombia

The Specter of Another Uprising Haunts President Gutierrez, Say Popular Leaders at Mexico City Forum

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los indígenas de Ecuador juran oponerse al Plan Colombia

October 14, 2003

The Three-and-a-half Years Miracle

Narco News to Suspend Publishing Indefinitely on October 18

By Al Giordano

en español... El milagro de los tres años y medio

October 10, 2003

Authentic Journalists Win Scholarships for Upcoming Rowe Weekend

Lucian Read from NY & Sandra Alland from Toronto to Attend Oct. 31 Workshop at Rowe Conference Center

By Al Giordano
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Periodistas auténticos ganan becas para un fin de semana en el Rowe

November 30, 1999

A Witch-Hunt Against Coca Farmers

Bolivian “justice” punishes the poor, protects the powerful

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cacería contra dirigentes cocaleros

September 30, 2003

A Life of Struggle

Don Andrés: Elder of Mexico’s Indigenous National Congress

By Annalena Oeffner
Narco News Authentic Journalism Scholar

en español... Una vida de lucha

September 29, 2003

“A New World is Possible, Urgent, and Necessary”

A Visit with former Chiapas Bishop Samuel Ruiz

By Charles Hardy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “Un nuevo mundo es posible, urgente y necesario”

September 25, 2003


Cancún 2003: At the Barricades

Grand Opening Exhibit at the Salón Chingón Gallery

By Noah Friedsky
A Photo Essay from the WTO Protests

en español... Cancún 2003: En las barricadas
em português... Cancún 2003: Nas barricadas

September 24, 2003

Washington Meddles in Mexico´s Granting of Travel Visas

Fox, Bush, and Discrimination in Cancún

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Washington se entromente en la extensión de visas a México

September 19, 2003

Cancún Trade Battle also Turns the Tables on the Drug War

Poor Countries Set a Precedent for How to Beat Impositions by the Wealthy Countries

By Al Giordano
With Cancún Photo Essay by Gonzálo Subirats and Victor Ruíz

en español... La batalla comercial de Cancún cambia el tablero de la Guerra contra las Drogas

September 18, 2003

Farmers and Indigenous United

Historic Gathering Set for October 12 in Venezuela

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Indígenas y campesinos del mundo unidos

September 14, 2003

Getting the Story Wrong: The Press and the Zapatistas

An Analysis of English-Language Media Coverage of Last Month’s EZLN Gathering

By Annalena Oeffner
Narco News Authentic Journalism Scholar

en español... Haciendo la historia equivocada: la prensa y los zapatistas

September 12, 2003

bronx video preview

“I Live In The Bronx” Documentary Premiers on SalonChingon.com

New Authentic Journalism Site to Feature Video, Audio, Photos and More

By Al Giordano
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El documental “Vivo en el Bronx” se estrena en SalonChingon.com

September 11, 2003

Giuliani's Mexico City Game

A story of Fear, Power, and Money

By Noah Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El juego de Giuliani en la ciudad de México

September 11, 2003

“The World Did Not Become More Drunk When Alcohol Was Legalized”

“Drug Legalization Would Destroy the Business” says Colombian Congressman Pedro José Arena

By Laura Del Castillo
Part II in a Series

en español... “El mundo no se ha vuelto más borracho, porque se legalizó el alcohol”

September 10, 2003

“Ecuador’s President is a Puppet of the World Bank”

Indigenous Leader Blanca Chancoso Takes on the U.S. Airbase in Ecuador and Other Impositions

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... "El presidente de Ecuador es un títere del Banco Mundial"

September 8, 2003

Mexico Denies Visas to Evo Morales and other World Leaders

“Muchísima Policía” at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Meeting in Cancún

By Noah Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... México niega visas a Evo Morales y otros líderes mundiales

September 7, 2003

Land Reform in Venezuela

Small Farmers Receive Land, Equipment and Credit

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Reforma Agraria en Venezuela

September 6, 2003

“Coca Cultivation Is the Only Option for Many Farmers”

The Narco News Interview with Colombian Congressman Pedro José Arenas

By Laura Del Castillo
Part I of a Series

en español... “El cultivo de coca es la única opción para muchos campesinos”

September 5, 2003

Announcing Two Scholarships for Authentic Journalists or Students

Recipients Will Attend Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 Rowe Center Workshop for Free

By Narco News Agency
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

September 3, 2003

To Speak with the Owner of the Circus...

Bolivia’s Coca Growers Propose Talks with the U.S. Government

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Con el dueño del circo...

September 2, 2003

Indigenous Rights Attorney Joe Castillo Assassinated in Venezuela

Within Hours of the Return of Lands to People, Another Defender is Shot Down

By Alex Contreras Baspineiro
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Asesinan a defensor de indígenas en Venezuela

August 30, 2003

Drug Legalization Debate Surges in Latin America

Forum Magazine’s Renato Rovai Assesses the Latin American Reform Movement

By Renato Rovai
Forum magazine, translated by Narco News

en español... El debate sobre la legalización de las drogas surge en América Latina
em português... O debate sobre legalização das drogas se alastra na América Latina

August 28, 2003

Argentina: Decriminalizing Medical Marijuana

ARDA and the “Parentella Law”

By Luis Gómez
Part III: Argentina at the Gates of Reform

en español... Despenalizar la marihuana terapéutica

August 27, 2003

Indigenous Peoples: Distinct Paths, Common Quest

“Maybe the Zapatista Caracoles Could Illuminate Ecuador Movement’s Path”

By Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar
La Jornada, translated by Narco News

en español... Pueblos indígenas: caminos distintos, búsqueda común

August 22, 2003

Ecuadorians Condemn the Presence of Alvaro Uribe

Colombia’s Narco-President Not Welcome in Neighboring Land

By Ecuadorian Leaders and Organizations
Translated by The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los ecuatorianos condenan la presencia de Álvaro Uribe

August 20, 2003

In Battle on the Plains of Heaven

Mexican Hero, Carlos Sánchez López, 49, Assassinated

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Luchando en las planicies del Cielo

August 19, 2003

A Halloween Weekend Workshop with Al Giordano

Three Days of "Authentic Journalism, Latin America, and the Drug War" with our publisher and friends in the Berkshire mountains

By The Rowe Conference Center
School of Authentic Journalism Invades the USA

August 19, 2003

What is Democracy?

Answers in Words and Deeds from Zapatista Lands

By Al Giordano
A School of Authentic Journalism Photo Essay

en español... ¿Qué es la democracia?

August 18, 2003

Zapatistas: “A Totally New World”

The Narco News Interview from Chiapas with Mexican Rocker, Roco, of Maldita Vecindad

By Ricardo Sala
Narco News Authentic Journalism Scholar

en español... Zapatistas: “Un mundo totalmente nuevo”

August 18, 2003

A Fistful of Dollars

Ecuador’s Gutiérrez, Washington’s new puppet, splits with the Pachakutik Movement

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Por un puñado de dólares

August 17, 2003

Reducing the Risks

The Argentina Harm Reduction Movement

By Luis Gómez
Part II of a Series: Argentina at the Gates of Reform

en español... Achicando los riesgos

August 15, 2003

Full Coverage of Historic Zapatista Gathering

Oventik, Chiapas, August 8, 9, 10

By the Narco News Team
With links to Indymedia, C.I.Z., & others

en español... Notícias Auténticas desde el Encuentro Zapatista

August 6, 2003

Who's Hands Are Holding the
Sacred Coca Leaf in this Photo?

Argentina's Encouraging Panorama in Drug Policy

Reform and Democracy from Above and Below

By Luis Gómez
Part I in a Series: Argentina at the Gates of Reform

en español... Argentina: Un panorama alentador en las políticas de drogas

August 5, 2003

Narco-States: The Colombianization of Afghanistan

An interview with Dr. Zaher Wahab

By Andrew Stelzer
Narco News Authentic Journalism Scholar

August 5, 2003

Stupid, Ineffective, and Contradictory

As Cocaine Labs and Trafficking Expand in Bolivia's National Parks, the Government Turns a Blind Eye and Sends More Troops to the Chapare Instead

By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief

en español... Necios, ineficaces y contradictorios

August 4, 2003

Folha Blasts Lula Over Drug Policy Betrayal

Brazil's largest daily reminds president that he pledged to take anti-drug department away from the military

By Folha de São Paulo

en español... El Lugar de la SENAD
em português... O LUGAR DA SENAD

July 30, 2003

The Specter of Indigenous Mexico

With a Weakened Presidency, Here Come the Zapatistas

By Al Giordano
Part II: Fox at Half-Life

en español... El Espectro del México Indígena

July 23, 2003

The Gatekeeper Smuggles Truth to the Silver Screen

New Independent Film about the US-Mexico Border Shows How US Immigration & Drug Policies Create Organized Crime

By Reber Boult
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

July 23, 2003

Mexico’s “New Democracy” Has Not Yet Been Born

The Nation Will Spend the Next Three Years Without a Credible Presidency

By Al Giordano
Part I of a Series: Fox at Half-Life

en español... La “Nueva Democracia” de México no ha nacido todavía

July 22, 2003

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

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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