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    Nukes in the Neighbourhood

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 August 1998
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    Pakistan: Following India into the Pit

    Eqbal Ahmad
    01 August 1998
    Article
  3. 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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    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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    Lessons To Learn

    • Tom Blickman, Ken Bluestone
    02 June 1998

    The United Nations Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP) is rallying support for the UN General Assembly Special Session to Counter the World Drug Problem Together (UNGASS). The UNDCP hopes the meeting will raise the profile of drugs issues and place the agency at the centre of a revitalised global approach to drugs. At the meeting, a series of declarations and action plans on a variety of issues will be tabled. Tackling drugs problems, however, involves more than words. What matters most is how such ideas will be put into action.

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    A Lost Opportunity

    01 June 1998
    Article
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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

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    Caught in the Crossfire

    • Tom Blickman
    01 June 1998

    Drugs control is one of the most controversial issues of the late twentieth century. US-led efforts to wage a ‘war on drugs' have focused on wiping out production in developing countries, rather than tackling the demand for drugs in rich countries. Over time, eradication strategies have become increasingly militarised, and have led to human rights abuses and environmental degaradation. And the war has failed. The amount of drugs produced and drugs-linked crops cultivated have not decreased.

    This briefing is published in the run-up to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held in New York in June 1998. The UNGASS provides a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts. Member states are being asked to endorse a plan, known as SCOPE, for the eradication of drugs-linked crops by 2008. Is SCOPE viable? And what impact would it have on poor farmers who grow drugs-linked crops to survive?

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    Statement Andean Coca Producers

    18 May 1998

    The Andean Council of Coca Leaf Growers (CAPHC), which groups together men and women coca growers from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, met in Puno May 17-18, 1998, to analyze the situation of our people, put a distance between ourselves and the anti-drug policies currently being implemented and propose alternatives that need to be put in practice at the grassroots, demanded from the Andean governments in office today and proposed to the international community.

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    Pinochet: Is a Terrorist Hiding in Chile's Senate?

    Saul Landau, Scott Armstrong
    17 May 1998
    Article

    The unresolved issue of Pinochet's involvement in the worst act of international terrorism in Washington in the past 50 years still hangs over US-Chilean relations.

  13. Conclusions: Democracias bajo fuego

    Drugs and Democracy
    13 May 1998
    Article

    The only lasting solution to the political and social instability and the corruption of governments and security forces, which are linked to drug trafficking, lies in gradual decriminalization of the market.

  14. Democracias bajo fuego

    • Martin Jelsma, and others
    13 May 1998
    Book

    Democracias bajo fuego illustrates that the current repressive drug policies create more damage than that they produce solutions in Latin America.

  15. Introduction: Democracias bajo fuego

    Martin Jelsma, Theo Roncken
    13 May 1998
    Article

    Drug policies, as currently implemented, with their highly repressive nature, cause more problems than they solve in Latin America.

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    Manifesto on Multilateral Agreement on Investment

    Susan George
    28 April 1998
    Article
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    MAI Manifesto of 28 April 1998

    Susan George
    28 April 1998
    Article
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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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    Autumn of the Autocrat

    Saul Landau, Sarah Anderson
    17 April 1998
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    Those who brought the suit against Pinochet, in and outside Chile, hope that the case might allow some measure of belated justice and ease the pain they continue to suffer as a result of the dictator's atrocities.

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    Clinton Urged to Criticize Pinochet

    Kevin Galvin
    15 April 1998
    Article

    Supporters of Orlando Letelier, who was killed by a car bomb planted by Chilean secret police in 1976, want Clinton to speak out against the state-sponsored terrorism practiced by the government of former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

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