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(renamed "Drug War Chronicle" effective issue #300, August 2003)

Issue #79, 2/19/99

"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"

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ERRATA: Last week's article on the Mexican drug war and the congressional certification debate stated that Mexico was decertified last year but granted a national security waiver (http://www.drcnet.org/wol/078.html#totalwar). This was incorrect -- Mexico was in fact certified, though amid controversy and opposition from some members of Congress. It was Colombia that was decertified last year and granted the waiver.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Announcements
  2. Less Than Three Weeks Left to Defeat "Know Your Customer" Rules!
  3. ABA to Congress: Stop Federalizing Crime
  4. Connecticut Addressing Racial Disparities in Drug Enforcement, Sentencing
  5. US Customs Service Report Acknowledges Corruption
  6. Man Shot Dead in Home by Police, Small Amount of Marijuana Found
  7. Medical Marijuana Opponents Mount Challenges in Oregon, Washington
  8. Hemp Beer Served on Air Force One
  9. Oregon Schools to Pay Students for Anonymous Tips
  10. RALLY: Mothers in Prison, Children in Crisis, NYC, May 9
  11. Editorial: Another Isolated Incident

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