Contents: (1) An Overview of Illicit Drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAaC): Drug Traffickers and Related Criminal-Terrorist Actors; (2) U.S. Antidrug Assistance Programs in LAaC: Plan Colombia: MAcrida Initiative for Mexico and Central America: U.S. Assistance to Mexico Beyond MAcrida; Central American Regional Security Initiative; Caribbean Basin Security Initiative; 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. Illus.... number of U.S. military personnel and civilian contractors that can be stationed in Colombia at 800 and 600 respectively.44 Most ... some observers, while acknowledging the gains made through manual eradication and advances against the FARC, ... In its April 2009 Report to Congress on the Multiyear Strategy for U.S. Assistance Programs in Colombia, the U.S. ... and transferred other equipment and helicopters, along with maintenance and support, to the Colombian government.
|Title||:||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Author||:||Clare Ribando Seelke|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|