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Al Giordano

Opening Statement, April 18, 2000
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The Guardian Covers (Up) Colombia’s Reality

London’s “Left Leaning” Newspaper Props Up Latin America’s Most Authoritarian Government

By Joe Emersberger
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

May 5, 2008

Notes on the Conjuncture: Mexico, 2008

Notes for a Presentation to the Oaxaca After the Barricades Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, April 28, 2008

By Fred Rosen
Senior Analyist, North American Congress on Latin America

May 2, 2008

AFL-CIO, in Letter to US Rep. William Delahunt, Comes Out Against Plan Mexico

US Labor Unions: “Increased Funding of the Mexican Military and Police Won’t Enhance Security”

By Barbara Shailor, AFL-CIO
Letter Obtained by Narco News

May 2, 2008

Zapatista Prisoners Transferred from Tabasco to Chiapas Amid Rumors That They Might be Freed

The Other Campaign Remains Skeptical That the Government Will Free the Two Men

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 25, 2008

Caciques, Triquis and Impunity – More of the Same

Increasing Level of Threats and Intimidation in the Autonomous Community of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 24, 2008

"We Will Not Be Moved!"

El Barrio Fights Back Against Globalized Gentrification

By Michael Gould-Wartofsky

en español... "No nos moverán"

April 23, 2008

Foreboding and Loathing in the Quest for the House of Death

After Years of Reporting on the Infamous Juárez House, Narco News Pays a Visit

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

April 22, 2008

Immigration, NAFTA, and Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King in Mexico

Remarks at the Autonomous University of Mexico City, April 2008

By Gerald Lenoir
Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration

April 21, 2008

Press Release for Friday Anniversary Celebration in Seattle

Celebrate 8 Years of Narco News, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Seattle's Waid's Haitian Lounge

By J.J. Jankauskas
Lady MacGyver Productions

April 21, 2008

Zapatista Prisoners Threaten Hunger Strike in Tabasco

Two Men Imprisoned for Political Reasons Will Begin Their Protest if Not Granted Unconditional Release by April 21

By Kristin Bricker
My Word Is My Weapon

April 19, 2008

Three Amigos Summit

Presidents of US, Mexico & Canada Will Meet with 28 Corporate Leaders Behind Closed Doors in New Orleans Sunday and Monday

By Manuel Pérez Rocha and Sarah Anderson
Foreign Policy in Focus

April 19, 2008

Narco News to Hold 8th Anniversary Celebration in Seattle, Friday, April 25

The 6 p.m. Event at Waid’s Haitian Lounge Features J-School Graduates and More

By Al Giordano
Publisher and Founder, Narco News

April 18, 2008

Good News: Your Donation Is Now Officially Deductible, and Is Needed Today

The Fund for Authentic Journalism Receives Tax Exempt Status from the IRS

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

April 15, 2008

In the Valley of the House of Death, We Shall Hide All Evil

Four Years and Seventy Reports Later, Not a Single Official Responsible Has Been Removed from Power

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

April 15, 2008

Movie About Gary Webb, 'Dark Alliance' Reporter Who Died, Planned

“The film will posit that Webb was mostly right, and that the CIA sought to smear him to cover up a scandal,” Variety reported

By Joe Strupp
Editor & Publisher

April 14, 2008

Community Radio Communicators Occupy Mexico City High School Director's Office

To Counter the Protest Over the Expulsion of Six Students, the Director Urges Other Students to Physically Attack the Occupiers

By Kristin Bricker
My Word Is My Weapon

April 14, 2008

Cocaine-Smuggling Airplanes Make a “Bogotá Connection”

Full Circle: Flights Involving Narco-Trafficking Lead Back to Florida Businessman with Government Ties, and Shady CIA Operations

By Bill Conroy
Via The NarcoSphere

April 12, 2008

Two Triqui Community Radio Reporters Assassinated

Lawlessness, Assassination and Impunity in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 11, 2008

“You Show Those of Us Inside the United States that Victory Is Possible”

Remarks by former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, at April 5 Continental Workers Gathering In Mexico City

By Cynthia McKinney
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Ustedes Muestran a Los que Estamos en Los Estados Unidos Norteamericanos que la Victoria Es Posible

April 10, 2008

The Clinton-Colombia Connection Goes Back a Long Way

A Textbook Case of Much that Is Wrong with the Way the Political System Operates

By Arianna Huffington
The Huffington Post

April 9, 2008

Fight Over Trade Deal Is On

Bush’s “Fast Track” Proposal Gives the US Congress 90 Days to Accept or Reject the US-Colombia “Free Trade” Agreement

By Costanza Vieira
Inter Press Service

April 9, 2008

“Estoy a Favor”

Bill Clinton told Uribe, in 2005, that He Supports the Same US-Colombia “Free Trade” Pact that Senator Clinton Now Claims to Oppose

By Ben Smith

April 8, 2008

Bill Clinton’s Ties To Colombia Trade Deal Stronger Than Even Penn’s

The Former President Has Earned Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Speaking on Behalf of a Colombia-based Group Pushing The Trade Pact

By Sam Stein
The Huffington Post

April 8, 2008

Friends in Low Places

Mark Penn's Demotion has Obscured the Clintons' Longstanding Tolerance of Human-Rights Abuses in Colombia

By Dan Kennedy
The Guardian, London

April 8, 2008

Colombia’s Invasion of the United States

The Uribe Regime Sends an Army of Lobbyists and Infiltrators to Washington to Impose a “Free Trade” Deal

By Al Giordano
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

April 8, 2008

Colombia’s Uribe Regime Approaches Pariah Status in Washington

The Resignation of Mark Penn as Clinton’s Strategist Reveals a Long Overdue Rejection of a US-Colombia “Free Trade” Agreement

By Al Giordano
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

April 7, 2008

A Call to Our Readers in Seattle and Vancouver… and Everywhere

Narco News Turns Eight This Month: And You Could Host the Anniversary Celebration

By Al Giordano

April 5, 2008

Mark Penn and the Stealth Corporate Campaign

The Wall Street Journal Catches Top Clinton Strategist in a Meeting with Another Client: Colombia's Ambassador to the US

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Mark Penn y la sigilosa campaña corporativa

April 4, 2008

Uribe’s Attack on Obama

The Far Right’s Spokesman in Latin America Is Worried About What Could Be Long Overdue Changes in US Policy

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 3, 2008

Zapatistas in New York

The Movement for Justice in El Barrio to March on City Hall on April 6

By Gloria Muñoz Ramírez
La Jornada - Los de Abajo

en español... Zapatistas en Nueva York

April 1, 2008

Facing Escalating Protests, Chiapas Frees 30 Political Prisoners

With 17 prisoners still inside, the Other Campaign declares April 3 an International Day of Action

By Kristin Bricker
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 1, 2008

House Cleaning in Colombia

Reflections on Common Opinions About the FARC: “Frightening, But... It Is a Reality That Has to Be Dealt With...”

By Charlie Hardy
Via The NarcoSphere

March 27, 2008

Álvaro Uribe, Lord of the Shadows... and of Los Pinos

If Mexican President Calderón Wants to Wage War on Drug Traffickers, Why is He Following the Lead of a Colombian President So Linked to Narco-Corruption?

By Luis Hernández Navarro
La Jornada

en español... Álvaro Uribe, señor de las sombras y Los Pinos

March 24, 2008

Former State Department Official Found Behind Curtains of Passport Scandal

CEO of Global Strategy Group, which Owns The Analysis Corp., Was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs from 2005-2007

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 23, 2008

Women, Caciques and Remote Indigenous Towns

Eufrosina Cruz Leads Fight for Indigenous Women's Rights: Political Bosses Manipulate Traditions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Mujeres, caciques y pueblos indígenas remotos

March 5, 2008

Hostage Talks with FARC "Still Alive," Despite Diplomatic Crisis and Leaders' Death

Colombian Government Took Advantage of Raul Reyes' Role in Hostage Negotiations to Locate and Kill Him

By Constanza Vieira
Inter Press Service

en español... Negociación con las FARC por canje humanitario "está viva", pese a la crisis diplomática y muerte de comandante

March 4, 2008

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