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Opening Statement, April 18, 2000
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Alternatives International and the “Massacre” that Wasn’t

North American and European Nonprofits Promote Elitist, Revisionist Vision of 2004 Haiti Coup Aftermath

By Joe Emersberger
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 29, 2008

Yet Another Tale of Woe and Intrigue: The Sierra Sur of Oaxaca

Teachers Fight to Maintain Control Over Their Union Amidst Threats and Violence from Political Bosses and Paramilitaries

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 26, 2008

Narco News Investigation: Cocaine Planes Cross Paths with Corporate America’s Green Movement

Men Who Sold Three Planes Later Used by Narco-Traffickers Also Run Biofuel Company Together With Government Communications Contractor

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

February 25, 2008

The Failure of Human Rights Watch in Venezuela and Haiti

“Its 2008 World Report Reveals an Underlying Assumption That The U.S. and Its Allies Have The Right to Overthrow Democratic Governments”

By Joe Emersberger

February 23, 2008

Neglecting the Tough Questions

Press Lets Uribe Off the Hook in Colombia Hostage Rescue

By Justin Delacour
Media Accuracy on Latin America

February 23, 2008

Felipe Calderón’s Lost War

A Good Anti-Drug Strategy Would Result in the Reduction of Violence, but in Mexico, Just the Opposite is Happening

By Erich Moncada
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La guerra perdida de Felipe Calderón

February 20, 2008

Narco News Reporters Harassed

Mexican Journalists Denounce Possible Early Effects of Country’s Proposed “Gestapo Law”

By Hermann Bellinghausen, Eugene Bermejillo, Gloria Muñoz Ramírez, Ramón Vera Herrera and Yuriria Pantoja Millán
La Jornada

en español... Hostigamiento contra reporteros de Narco News
in italiano... Intimidazioni Contro i Giornalisti di Narco News

February 20, 2008

Holes in the Wall

Homeland Security Won't Say Why the Border Wall is Bypassing the Wealthy and Politically Connected

By Melissa del Bosque
Texas Observer

February 20, 2008

Colombian President Uribe Confirms U.S. Unions' Fears

AFL-CIO Delegation Travels to Colombia, South America – the “Most Dangerous Country in the World for Trade Unionists”

By Dan Kovalik
The Huffington Post

February 19, 2008

Documents Detail Narco-Paramilitary Connection to Anti-Escobar Task Force

Most Definitive Declassified Evidence to Date Linking U.S. Government to a Colombian Paramilitary Group

By Michael Evans
The National Security Archive

February 18, 2008

Lawlessness and the Boomerang Effect in Oaxaca

Status of “Ungovernability” Returns to the Southern Mexican State

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 13, 2008

Exclusive: Peace Corps, Fulbright Scholar Asked to ’Spy’ on Cubans, Venezuelans

U.S. Embassy Official’s ’Spy’ Request Violated Long-Standing U.S. Policy

By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky and Brian Ross
ABC News

en español... Exclusiva: 'Espiar' a Cubanos y Venezolanos fue la tarea que le encomendaron a un miembro del Peace Corps y a un estudiante que recibió la beca 'Fulbright'

February 10, 2008

Mexican Cop, Now in El Paso Hospital, Is a Marked Man

Juárez Law Enforcer Was Shot After Being Fingered as a Snitch, ICE Sources Claim

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

February 10, 2008

American Democracy vs. American Dictatorship

Chertoff Sues the University of Texas in Brownsville and Texas Southmost College in Attempt to Place Border Wall Through the “Heart of the Campus”

By Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Inside the Checkpoints: Commentary from the Río Grande

February 9, 2008

Nogales Residents Say US is Building Border Wall on Mexico's Land

Locals Want “Wall of Shame” Construction Halted on Mexico’s Soil, Nearby Multi-Million Dollar Spy Towers Still Don’t Work

By Brenda Norrell
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Habitantes de Nogales Dicen que los EU Construyen Muro en Tierras Mexicanas

February 7, 2008

Hispanic Law Enforcers Demand Apology from Florida Congresswoman

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite Denies Puerto Ricans Access to Stimulus Package, Calling Them “Foreign Citizens… Who Do Not Pay Federal Income Taxes”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

February 7, 2008

Michael Chertoff, You’ve Been Sued

Texas Border Residents Take Homeland Security Chief to Court Over Land Seizures for Border Wall

By Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Inside the Checkpoints: Commentary from the Río Grande

February 6, 2008

St. Pete Company Sold Cessna Used In Drug Case, FBI Says

Connection Found Between the Owner of Skyway and Donna Blue, both Companies Which Sold Airplanes Later Used by Drug Smugglers

By Howard Altman
The Tampa Tribune

February 5, 2008

Senator Ted Kennedy Pushes Immigration Reform and Obama for President on El Piolín Radio Show

“On May 1, 2006, Only Two Senators Marched for Immigrant Rights, One in Washington, the Other in Chicago”

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 31, 2008

Third Cocaine Plane Surfaces and is Tied to Web of Government Connections

Drug War Beginning to Look Like One Giant Cover Story

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

January 29, 2008

Operation Two-Fold

How the CIA Infiltrated the DEA

By Douglas Valentine

January 29, 2008

Laughing at the News in Oaxaca

Governor Ruiz Smiles as the Secretary of Government Lays Down New Rules

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 28, 2008

Immigration Policy: Will the Real Senator Clinton Please Stand Up?

The US Presidential Candidate that Pandered “No Woman Is Illegal” Thinks Some Are So “Illegal” that They Must Be Deported Without Due Process

By Al Giordano
The Huffington Post

January 28, 2008

Medellín: The Peace of the Pacifiers

The Narco-Paramilitary Control of the Colombia’s Second City Continues, Despite the Surrender of “Don Berna” and Media-Hyped Drop in Crime

By Forrest Hylton
NACLA Report on the Americas

January 24, 2008

Mireya: “We'll continue to resist; the Blood Spilled by Our Dead Will Not Be Betrayed”

The Zapatista Women’s Conference Ended on January 1, the 14th Anniversary of the Armed Uprising

By Juan Trujillo and Raúl Romero
Reporting from the mountains of Chiapas

en español... “Vamos a seguir resistiendo, la sangre que derramaron nuestros caídos no se puede traicionar”: Mireya

January 21, 2008

El Tiempo: Congressman William Delahunt to Investigate U.S. Corporations’ Support for Colombian Paramilitaries

He Says He Is Concerned Over “the Magnitude of Participation” After Meeting with AUC Bosses Salvatore Mancuso, Jorge 40, Don Berna and Macaco

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

January 19, 2008

Over Three Thousand People From Five Continents Danced and Partied with the EZLN on its 14th Anniversary

Comandanta Rosalinda: “The reclaimed land was bought with the flesh and blood of compañeros. That blood hasn't disappeared; it sings and cries for joy over the years”

By Raúl Romero
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Más de tres mil personas de los cinco continentes bailaron y festejaron con el EZLN su aniversario numero catorce

January 17, 2008

A Texas Divided Will Be Broken In Two

South Texas Residents Are Struggling, Together, Like Never Before, to Stop the Border Wall and Militarization Being Imposed from Up North

By Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Inside the Checkpoints: Commentary from the Río Grande

en español... Una Texas dividida se partirá en dos

January 13, 2008

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