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    A Fate Worst than Debt: A Review by the New Internationalist

    20 April 1998
    Article

    A review of Susan George's book A Fate Worst than Debt.

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    A Lost Opportunity

    01 June 1998
    Article
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    A Lost Opportunity

    • Martin Jelsma
    15 June 1998

    United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)
    New York, 8-10 June 1998

    The "United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem" held from 8 to 10 June in New York, did not bring any surprises. The drug summit adopted a global strategy to reduce illicit drug supply and demand by 2008. In the General Assembly room, it was an uninterrupted three day sequence of political speeches. All countries could give their own emphasis to the agenda items and present in seven minutes their own more general view on the drugs issue and their policies to deal with it. But, all in all, it has been a lost opportunity, no evaluation of current drug policies took place whatsoever, it was devoted to (as a New York Times editorial phrased it) "recycling unrealistic pledges". 

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    Law and the Pathology of Nuclearism

    Peter Weiss
    01 August 1998
    Article
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    US Crippled Chile's Democracy

    Saul Landau
    11 September 1998
    Article

    Today is the 25th anniversary of the US-supported coup in Chile. On Sept. 11, 1973, the Chilean military overthrew the elected government of Salvador Allende and established a dictatorship that ruled until 1990.

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    Prologue: The End of Imagination

    Arundhati Roy
    01 August 1998
    Article
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    Extracts from General Pinochet's Statement

    09 November 1998
    Article

    Extracts from the first statement by former dictator General Augusto Pinochet since being arrested in London.

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    Pursuing Pinochet: The Case We Made, 22 Years Ago

    E. Lawrence Barcella Jr
    06 December 1998
    Article

    With Pinochet's recent arrest in London, the US authorities should determine whether or not the evidence against the 'senator-for-life' has now reached a level at which his indictment in the Letelier case is appropriate.

  9. Review: Democracias bajo fuego

    Daniel Gatti
    01 July 1998
    In the media

    A new book published in Montevideo argues that democratic systems in Latin America are in danger of being caught in the crossfire between drug traffickers and those involved in the war on drugs.

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    Punishing Pinochet

    Peter Weiss
    01 April 1998
    Article

    The international arrest warrants issued by the Spanish judges may put a severe crimp in the travel plans of Pinochet, Galtieri and company for the rest of their dawned lives.

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    Pinochet Still Stirring up Chile

    Anthony Faiola
    10 March 1998
    Article

    Gen. Augusto Pinochet, one of the last representatives of South America's age of military domination, will retire Tuesday as Chile's army commander after 24 years.

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    Pakistan: Following India into the Pit

    Eqbal Ahmad
    01 August 1998
    Article
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    Human Rights Watch Urges US to Get Involved in Pinochet Case

    Human Rights Watch
    22 October 1998
    Article

    Human Rights Watch today urged the United States government to publicly support and promote the extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to Spain.

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    Spain's Firebrand Judge

    Marlise Simons
    20 October 1998
    Article

    Judge Garzón, who works as an investigating magistrate rather than a judge on the bench, took more than five months to conclude that a Spanish court could have jurisdiction in the case against Pinochet.

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    Background to the Global Financial Crisis

    John Cavanagh
    11 September 1998
    Article
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    Pinochet's Extradition in Spanish Head's Hands

    20 October 1998
    Article

    Whether former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is extradited to Spain will depend in the final analysis on a political decision by Spain's centre-right head of government, Jose Maria Aznar, say legal experts.

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    Presentation of Evo Morales on Coca, UNGASS 1998

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 June 1998
    Article

    Presentation to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) New York, June 8-10, 1998

  18. Statement of Evo Morales

    25 February 1998
    Declaration

    Executive Secretary of the Five Federations of Lowland Peasants in Bolivia and President of the Andean Confederation of Coca Leaf Producers.
    Meant to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) New York, June 8-10, 1998

     

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    25th Anniversary of the Chilean Coup

    Saul Landau
    11 September 1998
    Article

    The United States has not apologised for destabilising Chile and thereby altering the destiny of its people.

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