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Charles Bowden has died, but his voice is louder than ever

As one of the original authentic journalists, he trailblazed a path for others to follow

When I heard that he had passed, my eyes welled with tears. I’m of stoic Irish stock, so I don’t shed tears easily, but the news of Charles Bowden’s death (1945-2014) was not an easy thing to bear. He had been a mentor and a friend to me for a decade, and his leaving hurts.

U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid to their countries, critics warn, may worsen the violence that provokes this unprecedented exodus.

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

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