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Anagramas -Rumbos y sentidos de la comunicación-

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PEREZ ARENAS, Lina Marcela  and  ACEVEDO MOREN, Elvia Elena. Discourses on Ilegal Drugs in Four Colombian Journals. anagramas rumbos sentidos comun. [online]. 2013, vol.11, n.22, pp.163-178. ISSN 1692-2522.

This article analyzes the discourse about illegal drugs in opinion columns and editorials of El Tiempo, El Espectador and El Colombiano, and in Semana Journal, published in three special moments (1986, 1996, and 2009). Predominant ideas around four axis: questioning, proposals, consequences, and causes were identified. Besides terms used to refer to drugs activity were registered. The analysis indicates that in less than two decades, the claim for forceful actions to condemn and fight drugs business became a claim for a fight strategy against this phenomenon. Although the ideas of the articles correspond to the historical moment in which they were written, texts refer to the evolution of the country before the topic of drugs.

Keywords : Discourse analysis; illegal drugs; communication media (Colombia); opinion journalism; interpretation journalism.

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