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U.S. obligations under the Merida Initiative

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (2007- )

U.S. obligations under the Merida Initiative

hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 7, 2008

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (2007- )

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug traffic -- Central America -- Prevention.,
  • Drug traffic -- Mexico -- Prevention.,
  • Drug control -- Western Hemisphere -- International cooperation.,
  • Economic assistance, American -- Mexico.,
  • Law enforcement -- Corrupt practices -- Mexico -- Prevention.,
  • Border security -- United States.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .F6492 2008b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 93 p. :
    Number of Pages93
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16995750M
    LC Control Number2008377771

    89 U.S.-MEXICO SECURITY COOPERATION: AN OVERVIEW OF THE MERIDA INITIATIVE PRESENT THURSDAY, House of Representatives, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on. In recent years, U.S.-Mexican security cooperation has increased significantly, largely as a result of the development and implementation of the Merida Initiative, a counterdrug and anti-crime.

      Anthony P. Placido, "The U.S. Government's Domestic Obligations Under the Merida Initiative," statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House. Testimony/05/08 The Merida Initiative: Examining U.S. Efforts to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations; David T. Johnson, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism of the House Homeland Security Committee; Washington, DC.

    The initial request for funds under the newly coined “Merida Initiative” was contained within the FY Supplemental Funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and presented to Congress. "The Evolving Merida Initiative and the Policy of Shared Responsibility in U.S.-Mexico Security Relations," was written by Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program and Senior Advisor on Security to the Mexico Institute. In the policy brief, the author provides a series of policy options for building on and improving the U.


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U.S. obligations under the Merida Initiative by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (2007- ) Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Merida Initiative is a foreign assistance program that would complement existing and planned initiatives of U.S. domestic law enforcement agencies engaged with counterparts in. U.S. obligations under the Merida Initiative: hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 7, The Merida Initiative is an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Based on principles of common and shared responsibility, mutual trust, and respect for sovereign independence, the two countries’ efforts have built confidence that is transforming the bilateral. Meanwhile, a three-year, multimillion-dollar regional security agreement known as the Merida Initiative faces challenges in U.S.

Congress. The initiative, named for the Mexican city where U.S. President George Bush met with his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón in March to discuss the project, involves $ billion in funding for.

Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America: Funding and Policy Issues. Congressional Research Service 1.

Background. Mexico is a major producer and supplier to the U.S. market of heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana and the major transit country for cocaine sold in the United Size: KB.

US and Mexican Cooperation: The Merida Initiative and Drug Trafficking Yasemin Tekin Introduction In recent decades, Mexico has remained one of the world's key players in the global drug market. Mexico is the major supplier of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in the Americas (Seelke et al.

As a result, Mexico is one of the mostAuthor: Yasemin Tekin. Facilitate legitimate commerce and movement of people while curtailing the illicit flow of drugs, people, arms, and cash. The Merida Initiative will provide the foundation for better infrastructure and technology to strengthen and modernize border security at northern and southern land crossings, ports, and airports.

The Mérida Initiative (also called Plan Mexico, in reference to Plan Colombia) is a security cooperation agreement among the United States, the government of Mexico, and the countries of Central America, with the declared aim of combating the threats of drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, and money laundering.

For example, the U.S. and Mexico entered into a strategic partnership to combat transnational organized crime, narcotics trafficking, and money laundering inknown as the Mérida Initiative. It was modeled after Plan Colombia, the bilateral U.S.-Colombian effort that rescued Colombia from decades of civil war, which was fueled by the.

money and the demand for drugs. Initially signed by presidents Calderon and Bush, the Merida Initiative continues under Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama. With $ billion in appropriated funds from the U.S. Congress, the Merida Initiative has delivered nearly $ billion in equipment and training to Size: KB.

1 “Merida Initiative the United States has Provided Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support but Needs Better Performance Measures: Report to Congressional Requesters.” U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2 U.S. Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation the MéridaFile Size: KB.

U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond. Congressional Research Service Commission has helped Mexico develop a curriculum and train hundreds of drug counselors, conduct research, and expand drug treatment courts throughout the country.

U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond Congressional Research Service 2 use of newer tools—such as aerial drones that monitor criminal activity in the border region— might bolster current security cooperation efforts under Size: KB.

The 'Merida Initiative' Proposal In a nation where drug kingpins have infiltrated many state and local governments, and where infighting among drug traffickers has cost more than 4, lives in the past 22 months—most of them Mexican—drug cartels have been engaged in a brutal drug war at the very time that they were seeking new trade routes, competing over prices, and hunting down new.

Madam Chairwoman, Ranking Member Granger, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Merida Initiative, which is a security cooperation partnership to combat transnational narcotics trafficking and organized. Southwest border. The Mérida Initiative, announced inprovides about $ billion in law enforcement support to Mexico and Central American countries.

The Department of State (State) manages the Initiative while other U.S. agencies play key roles in implementation. This report examines (1) the status of Mérida program implementation; (2). This video was produced by Justice for Ayotzinapa Grand Rapids and is part of our popular education project.

Fact Sheet The Merida Initiative - An Overview In!December!,!Mexico!and!the!United!States!signed!the!first!Letter!of!Agreement!(LOA)!forthe!MeridaInitiative. of the U.S.-Mexico border. Citing this goal, the U.S. govern-ment began in late to implement a multi-year, $ billion foreign aid plan known as the Mérida Initiative with the stated purpose of enhancing Mexico’s ability to reduce crime, with overwhelming emphasis on the drug trade.

This aid package. U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond Congressional Research Service Summary Violence perpetrated by a range of criminal groups continues to threaten citizen security and governance in some parts of Mexico, a country with which the United States shares a nearlyFile Size: KB.

U.S. agencies and their foreign counterparts are implementing the Mérida Initiative and the degree to which the nations involved are fulfilling their domestic obligations under Mérida. Congress may also monitor enforcement of Mérida’s human rights conditions, particularly withCited by: Mérida Initiative from fiscal year through 4.

The data were categorized by agency—State/INL or USAID—and by U.S. government– wide foreign assistance funding categories. To describe the num ber and type of Mérida Initiative projects active during this period, we analyzed. Under the Merida Initiative, the U.S.

Consulate General in Monterrey and the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon (PGJ) conducted the closing ceremony on December 9, for an analysis and processing of the crime scene training for over Mexican investigation experts within the Attorney General’s Institute of Criminology and Forensic Services.

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