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Al Giordano

Opening Statement, April 18, 2000
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Ten Years Later, It’s Time to Recognize the U.S. Government’s Responsibility for Acteal

For Survivors, Bitter Memories Worsened by Lingering Impunity and Continued Oversight of U.S. Role in Massacre

By Andrew Kennis
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 30, 2007

Colombian Government Declares Indigenous Reservations Targets for Fumigations

Native Leaders Spoke to Narco News on the Threats They Face from the Drug War in Their Territories

By Laura Del Castillo Matamoros
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El gobierno colombiano da luz verde a fumigaciones en resguardos indígenas
em português... O governo colombiano dá luz verde a fumigações em reservas indígenas

December 29, 2007

Las Abejas Civil Organization: 10 years After the Killings in Acteal, “We’re Still Hungry for Justice, Thirsty for Peace”

The Masterminds Behind the Massacre of a Pro-Zapatista Chiapas Community Are Still Free

By Raúl Romero
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... A 10 años de la matanza de Acteal, “seguimos hambrientos de justicia, sedientos de paz”: organización civil Las Abejas

January 15, 2008

Amnesty International Breaks Its Silence on Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine

Statement Came Just One Week After Narco News Report on the Haitian Human Rights Defender, Missing for Four Months

By Chris Fee
Via The Narcosphere

December 26, 2007

Ten Years After the Massacre at Acteal the Commercial Media, Governments and Academia Try to Avert the Responsibility of the State

Since Thursday, with the Attendance of Human Rights Advocates, the Summit Against Impunity is Taking Place in Acteal

By Juan Trujillo L.
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... A 10 años de la matanza de Acteal: gobiernos, medios masivos y académicos intentan evitar la responsabilidad del Estado
auf Deutsch... 10 Jahre nach dem Acteal Massaker versuchen die Massenmeden, Regierungen und Intellektuelle versuchen die Verantwortung des Staates zu vertuschen

December 22, 2007

Cocaine Jet That Crashed in Mexico Part of Cowboy Government Operation, DEA Sources Claim

Mexican Officials Fear the Case, if Exposed, Could Jeopardize US Funding for “Plan Mexico”

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 19, 2007

We’re Almost There: Please Donate Before the New Year and Keep Authentic Journalism Alive

Just $1,400 Needed to Reach Our 2007 Fundraising Goal

By Dan Feder
Editor-in-Chief, Narco News

December 19, 2007

Colombia’s New Generation of Paramilitaries Operates on Both Sides of Venezuelan Border

Though Uribe Claims Rightwing Militias No Longer Exist, They Are Trafficking Drugs and Killing Social Leaders in Border States

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La nueva generación de paramilitares colombianos opera en cada lado de la frontera venezolana

December 19, 2007

Al Giordano Reports the US Presidential Campaign at RuralVotes.com

New Blog, “The Field,” Begins with Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary Coverage

By Al Giordano
The Field, RuralVotes.com

December 14, 2007

Haiti: Leading Human Rights Activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine Missing for Four Months

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Remain Silent

By Joe Emersberger
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 13, 2007

Bush and Harper Ignore Colombia’s Labor Rights Reality

Persecution and Massacre of Union Leaders Has Increased, Not Decreased Under Uribe

By Garry Leech
Colombia Journal

December 13, 2007

The Other Campaign Mobilizes in Response to Aggressions Against the Zapatistas of Bolom Ajaw

Authorities, Working Through an Alleged Paramilitary Group, Plan to “Relocate” the Inhabitants; Civil Groups Called to Boycott Tourism of the Agua Azul Falls

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Se moviliza la otra campaña ante las agresiones a zapatistas de Bolom Ajaw
in italiano... Si mobilita l’altra campagna di fronte alle aggressioni agli zapatisti di Bolom Ajaw

December 13, 2007


Former DEA South America Chief: “The Federal Government is Almost Totally Corrupt… and Puts Up a Façade of Enforcing the Law”

Expert Witness Interviews Narco News' Bill Conroy and DEA Whistleblower Sandy Gonzalez on Government-Linked Drug Plane that Crashed in Mexico

By Mike Levine
The Expert Witness Radio Show

December 12, 2007


Analysis of Plan Mexico

An Interview with Laura Carlsen, Director, Americas Program Center for International Policy

By Chicago Public Radio

December 11, 2007

Aristide: Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed?

Investigation Questions U.S. Embassy Account of Haitian President’s “Voluntary” Exit During 2004 Paramilitary Coup

By Peter Hallward

December 10, 2007

Declassified Report: Bush Ally Alán García Ordered Paramilitary to Kill Opponents During His First Administration

US Government Document Links Peruvian President to 1980s Death Squads

By Lucy Komisar
Inter Press Service

December 7, 2007

Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Character Assassination

From War Room to Panic Room

By Al Giordano

December 6, 2007

Oaxaca Reporters Tell of Life in the Trenches

“Alone, Facing Power”: The Association of Journalists of Oaxaca Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

in italiano... I giornalisti di Oaxaca raccontano la vita in trincea

December 4, 2007

Reform Proposal Loses in Venezuela by 1.4 Percent

Updates in The Narcosphere

December 3, 2007


Radio Venezuela en Vivo

Live Coverage of the Referendum from Caracas in English, French and Portuguese

December 2, 2007

Deception from the Dailies on Eve of Venezuela Referendum

Miami Herald, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Serve Up Dishonest Coverage and Editorials

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

December 2, 2007

New Document Provides Further Evidence That Owner of Crashed Cocaine Jet Was a U.S. Government Operative

Signatures Link Florida Pilot Greg Smith to DEA/FBI/CIA Operations in Colombia

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 1, 2007

Making Sense of Venezuela’s Constitutional Reform

Even If the Reform Passes, Venezuela Will Have Less Power Concentrated in the Presidency than the U.S.

By Gregory Wilpert

December 1, 2007

Chávez Appears to Have Campaign for Constitutional Reform In the Bag

Venezuela’ Most Reliable Pollster Predicts Big Lead for “Yes” Vote on Sunday

By Justin Delacour
Latin American News Review

November 30, 2007

Risk of Deceptions in Venezuelan Referendum, CEPR Warns

Recent History Shows Use of Fake Polls, Other Efforts to Undermine Credibility of Electoral Process

By the Center for Economic and Policy Research

en español... Experto estadounidense alerta sobre manipulación mediática de encuestas de cara al referendo

November 29, 2007

U.S. Companies Behind Anti-Reform Propaganda in Venezuela

Illegal Ads Claimed Government Would Take Children From Their Mothers if Referendum Passed

By Michael Fox

November 29, 2007

CIA Venezuela Destabilization Memo Surfaces

Counterattack as Fateful Referendum Looms

By James Petras

November 28, 2007

One Hundred Years of “Imposed Ignorance” by the Commercial Media

Zapata’s Struggle Lives in Latin America: Contribute to Narco News and Help Spread the Truth

By George Salzman
Narco News Contributor

November 28, 2007

Remembering the Repression, Refreshing Our Spirits

On the One-Year Anniversary of the Police Occupation of Oaxaca City, the Popular Assembly is Still Fighting

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Recordando la represión, refrescando nuestro espíritu

November 27, 2007

The Border Wall and the Cokeheads of the Arizona National Guard

Guardsmen Operating Remote Drones in Iraq from the Same Arizona City Where Drug-Smuggling Soldiers Are Being Sentenced

By Brenda Norrell
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El muro fronterizo y los “cocaineros” de la Guardia Nacional de Arizona

November 27, 2007

Flight Logs Reveal Secret CIA Rendition

Detailed Records Show at Least Five European Countries Cooperated to Bring Terrorist Suspects to Clandestine Prisons

By Stephen Grey, additional reporting by Natalia Viana
The Sunday Times, London

November 26, 2007

Former Colombian Central Bank Chief: With a Democrat in the White House, Colombia Could Push for Drug Legalization

“From down here, where it has caused us so much suffering, rational voices should speak up to convince world opinion that we need to change course“

By Salomón Kalmanovitz
El Espectador

en español... Si hay Demócrata en la Casa Blanca, Colombia podrá retomar el tema de la legalización: ex director del Banco de la República

November 25, 2007

Death and Sedition in Bolivia

Four Deaths in Sucre Intensify the Confrontation

By Luis A. Gómez
Ukhampacha Bolivia

en español... Muerte y golpismo en Bolivia

November 25, 2007

Washington Post Calls Oaxaca a “Riot”

A Reply to Ceci Connelley’s Travel Story on Oaxaca in the Washington Post

By Jill Freidberg
Corrugated Films

November 24, 2007

Coming to Terms with Diversity

Interview with Alvaro Garcia Linera, Vice President of Bolivia

By Laura Carlsen
Americas Program, Center for International Policy (CIP)

November 23, 2007

The Unforgivable

As Colombia’s Uribe Lobbies the U.S. Congress for a Free Trade Agreement, Attacks on Human Rights Defenders and Rural Communities Are Increasing

By Laura Del Castillo
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los Imperdonables

November 19, 2007

The Revolution Will Now Be Televised

Jill Freidberg’s New Documentary, “A Little Bit of So Much Truth,” Documents the Taking of the TV and Radio Airwaves by the People of Oaxaca

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... La Revolución Ahora Será Transmitida

November 19, 2007

Mysterious Jet Crash Is Rare Portal Into the “Dark Alliances” of the Drug War

Paper Trail for Cocaine-Filled Plane that Crashed in Yucatán Suggests Link to U.S. Law Enforcement Corruption in Colombia

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

November 17, 2007

Colombian Ironies: Political Prisoner Andrés Gil Unable to Attend Human Rights Forum

Government Continues its Legal Assault on a Key Rural Social Organization

By Dan Feder
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Ironías Colombianas: Andrés Gil, preso político, no puede asistir a un Foro Internacional sobre Derechos Humanos

November 16, 2007

Don't Trust Anyone Over 50

The 2008 Campaign Offers the Sixties Generation a Shot at Redemption

By Al Giordano

November 14, 2007

ICE's Julie Myers is latest actor in Great American Minstrel Show

Blackface Costume at Halloween Party is Just the Latest Chapter in a Long History of Alleged Racism Within U.S. Customs

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 11, 2007

Mohawks, Border Delegation, Inflamed Over Arrest of Indigenous Peoples

U.S. Border Patrol Detains a Group of Women and Children Right in Front of Delegates to Border Summit in Arizona

By Brenda Norrell
Via the Narcosphere

November 9, 2007

Let’s Do It: Narco News Matching Grants Are Raised by Another $4,000

Donors Advise that We Ought to Ask for More to Be Able to Do More Reporting

By Al Giordano
Founder, Narco News

November 6, 2007

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