The Narco News Bulletin is an online newspaper that reports on the drug war and democracy from Latin America.
Launched on April 18, 2000, Narco News now counts with 300 journalists and co-publishers that break the Commercial Media’s information blockade from throughout the hemisphere, and features investigative reporting and translations in seven languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German and Dutch.
In 2000, Narco News was sued by Banamex-Citigroup for having told the truth about its role in the corrupt war on drugs.
In 2001, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of the journalists of Narco News and against the largest financial institution on earth. The Court established, for the first time, that Internet journalists now have the same Free Speech protections as the commercial press, radio and TV networks.
"Narco News, its website, and the writers who post information, are entitled to all the First Amendment protections accorded a newspaper-magazine or journalist... Furthermore, the nature of the articles printed on the website and Mr. Giordano's statements at Columbia University constitute matters of public concern because the information disseminated relates to the drug trade and its affect on people living in this hemisphere..."
-- Supreme Court of the State of New York, December 5, 2001
The struggle to construct a more Authentic Journalism than that allowed by the commercial press continues on our pages.
Many subscribers to this list redistribute our communiqués to their own networks, which we appreciate very much.
From somewhere in a country called América,
salud y abrazo,
Al Giordano, publisher
The Narco News Bulletin