Mérida Footage, Photos Now Online 2/28/03

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Video footage and photographs from Mérida are now online! Visit http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/shadows/ for these and for ongoing posting of resources and information on the Out from the Shadows campaign. Our thanks to Jim & Ellen Fields of Eclectech Media in Mérida, and to Radio Radicale, for their outstanding work documenting this historic event, as well as Jeremy Bigwood for photography.

Visit Eclectech for video or audio of most of the conference, English and Spanish versions. (The luncheon speeches by Mexican congressman Gregorio Urias German and Colombian senator and former supreme court chief justice Carlos Gaviria Diaz haven't been posted there yet but will be shortly.)

Visit Radio Radicale for video as well as interviews from the conference, in the original language of the presenters.

Visit http://www.bigwood.biz/AJS/index_7.htm through http://www.bigwood.biz/AJS/index_25.htm for copious photos from the conference, courtesy Jeremy Bigwood, and let us know if you need high resolution versions for publication.

Read our Mérida conference report, from issue #275 of The Week Online, to learn more about what happened at the conference:

Visit http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/shadows/subscribe.html to subscribe to the Out from the Shadows announcements e-mail list. Visit http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/shadows/donate.html to make a donation to help us continue this groundbreaking campaign. And please check out our "Road to Mérida" interview series if you haven't already:

Mario Menéndez, Publisher of !Por Esto!, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Dr. Jaime Malamud-Goti, former Argentine Solicitor General

Dr. Francisco Fernandez, Anthropologist and Former Rector of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Interview with Al Giordano, publisher of Narco News

Gustavo de Greiff, Former Prosecutor General of Colombia

Luis Gómez, Andean Bureau Chief for Narco News

Ricardo Sala, ViveConDrogas.com (Live With Drugs), Mexico

Dr. Silvia Inchaurraga, Argentine Harm Reductionist

María Mercedes Moreno of Mama Coca

Luiz Paulo Guanabara, Brazil, Executive Director of Psico-Tropicus

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