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August 25, 2001

Narco News 2001

Annie Freaks Out

Threatens "Problems" If Solutions Found


Anne Patterson threatens

these democratic institutions...

Colombian Congress

Colombia's Governors

The Andean Parliament

(Click Each Institution to Read About its

Pro-Democracy Moves vs. Prohibition)

What Did the U.S. Ambassador Say?

from the daily El País
Cali, August 24, 2001

Translated by The Narco News Bulletin

Patterson says no

to drug legalization

The United States Ambassador, Anne Patterson, yesterday rejected the proposals by Colombian congressmen to legalize the sale of drugs.

Patterson, in a visit to the city of Barranquilla, warned that if Colombia approves this legislation, it could have problems with the international community.

"I believe that this could cause many problems with the international community," Patterson declared as she announced that her country will deliver, in the next six months, 14 airplanes for the fumigation of illegal coca and poppy crops.

Read the Narco News

Opening Statement

(In which we forecasted these historic events)

Hey, Patterson: It's Not Your Country!