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

Issue #272, 1/17/03

"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"

Phillip S. Smith, Editor
David Borden, Executive Director

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. The Road to Mérida: Interviews with Participants in the "Out from the Shadows" Campaign
  2. The Road to Mérida: Interview with Dr. Francisco Fernandez, Anthropologist and Former Rector of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  3. The Road to Mérida: Interview with Al Giordano, publisher of Narco News
  4. Bolivian Government Represses Coca Protests, Four Dead... So Far
  5. Ed Rosenthal Medical Marijuana Trial Underway -- Judge Blocks Mention of Prop. 215, Has Trouble Seating Jury
  6. Canadian Prime Minister Promises Motion on Decriminalization as Courts Continue to Chip Away at Marijuana Laws
  7. Latin American Anti-Prohibition Conference, Feb. 12-15, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  8. Cumbre Internacional Sobre Legalización, 15-Dec Febrero, Mérida, México
  9. Newsbrief: Souder Pushes Partial HEA Reform, Frank to Reintroduce Drug Provision Repeal Bill
  10. Newsbrief: Racine Caves Before the Ravers
  11. Newsbrief: MPP "War on Drug Czar" Continues -- State Reacts to Allegations
  12. Newsbrief: 12 Dead in Brazil as Drug Police Raid Shantytowns
  13. Newsbrief: Mexican Soldiers Bust Narcs
  14. Newsbrief: Colombian President Seeks Iraq-Like Mobilization Against Traffickers
  15. Newsbrief: Some Colombian Terrorists May Be More Equal Than Others
  16. Newsbrief: Alaska Lieutenant Governor Disqualifies Marijuana Legalization Petition Signatures, Proponents Vow Fight
  17. Newsbrief: Return of the RAVE Act
  18. Newsbrief: Ecstasy Rarely Kills, British Study Finds
  19. Alan Shoemaker Ayahuasca Legal Defense Fund Needs Support
  20. Media Scan: Washington on Forchion, Cockburn on Rosenthal, Forbes on Walters, Szasz on Drug Medicalization, Bruce McKinney, GAO on DARE
  21. DC Job Opportunity at DRCNet -- Campus Coordinator
  22. The Reformer's Calendar

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