III of The Mexican Transition
to December 1, 2000:
Top Cop Takes National Helm
"It is indispensable to rescue
the fundamental idea of ending the economic interest in drug
Alejandro Gertz Manero
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II of The Mexican Transition: Spotlight on Chiapas
not Words, will Decide from the Start the Ability of Mexico's
Next President to Govern
I of this Series:
next Secretary of State, Jorge Castañeda, says:
to Mexico's December 1st Transition
"What is the purpose of investing hundreds of millions
of dollars, plunging countries into civil war, strengthening
guerrilla groups and unleashing enormous violence and corruption
upon entire societies if American leaders can simply brush off
questions about drug use in their youth?
substances may be the only way to bring prices way down, and
doing so may be the only remedy to some of the worst aspects
of the drug plague: violence, corruption and the collapse of
the rule of law. "
Jorge G. Castañeda, September 1, 1999
1, 2000, Castañeda Will Become Mexico's Secretary of State)
Soundbite from Fox's New Diplomat:
is Not Clamoring for War"
April 2000, LA Times
Some US Election Results Don't Need a Recount:
Reject Drug War
Summary of Results:
California: 61% Vote
for Drug Treatment Instead of Jail for Possession or Use of Drugs
Colorado: 53% Vote for Medical Use of Marijuana
Nevada: 67% Vote for Medical Use of Marijuana
and to Create a Legal Supply System Oregon: 66% Vote
to Prohibit Asset Forfeiture Without a Conviction Utah: 69% Vote to Require the Government
to Prove Guilt Before Forfeiture of Property Meanwhile, in two other states, significant minorities
voted against the drug war: In Massachusetts, Treatment for Non-Violent Drug
Offendors received 47% and in Alaska, legalizing marijuana received
about 40% of the vote...
30 States A Week Before US Election:
The Party's Over
Party Loses in all 30 State Elections in Sunday's Historic Vote
machines to night-vision scopes, drug scales to a 318-foot cocaine
freighter, the U.S. Customs Service is putting a veritable museum
of crime up for auction Saturday in Puerto Rico."
will find drug-smuggling speedboats, radio encoding machines,
sports cars and cell phones galore. There are satellite telephones
and navigation systems, home security systems and yachts...." (from AP report by Chris Hawley)
efforts were disclosed by journalist Al Giordano, a former Boston
Phoenix writer who recently launched NarcoNews.com...
'The problem is, U.S. correspondents in Latin America receive
very little scrutiny.'"
"Steve Rendall, a
spokesman for the liberal group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, called for AP to launch an internal
investigation. He said wire service executives should 'do what
it says in their code of ethics, which is to report about their
own personnel and their own conflicts.'"
Kurtz, Media Critic, The Washington Post
Parts I and II
of our series on the Para-journalists...
AP Correspondent Peter McFarren Violates the APME Code
Letter to Narco News Breaks Long Silence:
author skewers "the prevailing definition of ethics in the
upper reaches of American journalism"
Translation and Analysis Service for Journalists and Citizens:
News Press Briefings
Colombia, the Bolivia Revolt, Perú Coverage and More...
And a new entry in our Castaño
(Turns out that Castaño
is really Madeleine Albright)
Attorney General Used DSFX Spy Info to Seek Secret Arrest Warrant
vs. Por Esto! Editor, Photographer and Reporters
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