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Huichol Indians, Peyote, and the Precious Metals Beneath Their Feet

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 - 1:29 am

Huichol ‘cosmic portal’ peyote cermonies threatened by silver mine

What seems to be a mostly balanced article. In other words it’s not stilted by saying a bunch of destitute-neanderthal-addicted-druggie-hippy-types who live off the land are holding up humanity’s progress and costing society billions.

Coming from a news source in Washington that is amazing.

Overlords of the PBS News Hour Finally Allow the Word "Legalization" to be Spoken

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 - 3:41 am

Although they still seem to be prohibited from using the word "prohibition." And they STILL are not inviting Walter McKay on the show! A subject-matter expert from the trenches, not just a journalist (sorry, no offense intended journalists). At least they seem to be making some progress against whoever is trying to control them. The cartels? People being paid off by the cartels?

There are two videos to watch.

PBS News Hour, RE: Prohibition Violence in Mexico

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 - 1:29 am

I must apologize again, I really haven't been posting all the letters I write here. In any case, here is my latest to the PBS News Hour:

I am still amazed you all continue to ignore Walter McKay, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, International Police Specialist!


If you want to interview a journalist, as you all continue to do on this issue, then I suggest Charles Bowden who has a recent piece in the Nation:

PBS NewsHour Reports on "Drug Lord" Job Opening and that Mexico Too is Crushing Citizens' Rights

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Fri, Dec 18, 2009 - 2:57 am

In this PBS NewsHour segment they report on a few news items, mostly inspired by the recent killing of a "drug lord," a "drug kingpin," Arturo Beltran Leyva.

Video Title: 
Mexican Drug Lord Killed in Bloody Shootout

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Calls for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Thu, May 14, 2009 - 12:47 am

Former Mexican president calls for legalizing marijuana

More great news from CNN. Here are some select quotes:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has joined three other ex-leaders of Latin American nations calling for the decriminalization of marijuana.

Ex-Presidents of Latin America Urge Legal Marijuana

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 - 1:52 am

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (CNN) -- Former presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil called Wednesday for the decriminalization of marijuana for personal use and a change in tactics on the war on drugs, a Spanish news agency said.

Ex-presidents Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico, Cesar Gaviria of Colombia and Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil made their announcement at a meeting in Brazil of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, the EFE news agency said.

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