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The Untold Story Behind Why I Am a Narco News Journalist

"Authenticity Is Not the Easiest Path ... But It's The Only Path That Leads Forward" — Al Giordano

Narco News on July 9 will celebrate its fourteenth anniversary at a bash in the Big Apple. For me, it also will be a tenth anniversary fiesta. I started reporting and writing for Narco News in 2004.

Official US Cover-Up Still Obscures Motive for Juarez Consulate Murders

Zambada Niebla’s Plea Deal, Chapo Guzman’s Capture May Be Key To An Unfolding Mexican Purge

Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption

TIME Magazine's Pay-to-Play Puff Piece on Mexican President Provokes Widespread Ridicule in Mexico

The Government of Enrique Peña Nieto Paid Time-Warner $44,000 Prior to a Recent Cover Story on Him Titled “Saving Mexico”

The kicker headline on TIME magazine’s most recent international edition cover says it all: “Saving Mexico.”

US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach

ICE Investigation Targeting Drug Planes Plagued by Scandal, Court Records Show

DEA Case Threatens to Expose US Government-Sanctioned Drug-Running

Mexican President Peña Nieto Enlists US-based PR Firm

Former ICE Informant Sues US Prosecutors, Federal Agents

Litigation Claims US Officials Conspired To Silence The Informant And Cover-up Their Role In The House of Death Murders

A former US government informant who penetrated one of the most ruthless drug organizations in Mexico has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a group of federal prosecutors and agents as well as several county sheriffs and detention-facility officials alleging they acted in a conspiracy to violate his civil rights.

Release of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena’s "Murderer" Is Game Changer for CIA

FBI Director Candidate Comey Complicit in “Dark Chapter” in US History

Mexico Seeks to Ramp Up Tourism By Rebranding Drug War

Drug-War Homicides Spiking Under Mexican President Peña Nieto

Mexico-based Private Security Firm’s Intelligence Shows Big Jump in Murders, Political Assassinations Since December 2012

The administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has made it a priority to divert the media’s focus from the drug war and toward his economic efforts to bring the Latin American nation in closer alignment with the international corporate agenda of assuring a cheap supply labor and nearly risk-free return on investment.

US Prosecutors Turned a Blind Eye to Drone Code Piracy

They Chose Instead to Strap Digital Visionary Aaron Swartz to Their Buzzsaw

Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist and the co-developer of popular web tools like RSS feeds and Reddit, ended his life earlier this year at the end of a long battle with federal prosecutors in Boston — who had accused him of engaging in digital piracy.

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