New Government Report: Treaties Latin America and the Caribbean: Illicit Drug Trafﬁcking and U.S. Counterdrug (ISBN: 1437934056)
Treaties Latin America and the Caribbean: Illicit Drug Trafﬁcking and U.S. Counterdrug (ISBN: 1437934056)
By Clare Ribando Seelke
(Paperback, 34 pages, 2010, $20)
Earlier in June 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss issues, including drug trafficking, Politics Daily reported. On the agenda were the lawless border regions — between, for one, Colombia and Ecuador — where legitimate governments are stymied by non-state actors wielding sub-machine guns and running drugs. The Washington Office on Latin America noted that drug money from Venezuela and other countries is funneled throughout the Caribbean, corrupting officials and paving the way for safe passage of drugs.
Contents: (1) An Overview of Illicit Drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Drug Traffickers and Related Criminal-Terrorist Actors; (2) U.S. Antidrug Assistance Programs in Latin America: Plan Colombia: Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America: U.S. Assistance to Mexico Beyond Mérida; Central American Regional Security Initiative; Caribbean Basin Security Initiative; Department of Defense (DoD) Counternarcotics Assistance Programs; (3) Foreign Assistance Prohibitions and Conditions: Annual Drug Certification Process; Conditions on Counternarcotics Assistance: Human Rights Prohibitions on Assistance to Security Forces; Country-Specific Prohibitions on Certain Counterdrug Assistance; Drug Eradication-Related Conditions; (4) Issues for Congress. Illustrations.
Entry filed under: New Government Reports. Tags: caribbean, Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, central america, Central American Regional Security Initiative, colombia, congress, counternarcotics, criminals, department of defense, dod, Drug Certification, drug eradication, drug trafficking, drugs, ecuador, government, hillary clinton, latin america, merida initiative, mexico, plan colombia, president obama, report, secretary of state, security, south america, terrorism, terrorists, u.s., united states, venezuela.