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An accounting of how much the State Department had spent on the CARSI program, which provides both military/police and economic/institution-building assistance to Central America.

Country: 
Central America Regional
Program: 
Economic Support Fund
Foreign Military Financing
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Report For: 
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Wed, 01/30/2013

GAO is recommending that State take steps to improve its financial monitoring of implementing partners and provide clear guidance for approving subpartners. State concurred with GAO’s recommendations and cited steps they are taking to address them

Country: 
Cuba
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Fri, 01/25/2013

A look at U.S. relations with Mexico at the beginning of Enrique Peña Nieto's presidency.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 01/16/2013

GAO found migration down, and drug seizures rising, at the border. It recommends "that CBP ensure Border Patrol develops milestones and time frames for developing border security goals and measures to assess progress made and resource needs."

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Mon, 12/10/2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs better systems to weed out corruption and misconduct. Most cases since 2005 have been detected at the U.S.-Mexico border, the report says.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Tue, 12/04/2012

An overview of politics, security, U.S. relations with, and U.S. aid to El Salvador.

Country: 
El Salvador
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 11/09/2012

An official review of what went wrong with the "Fast and Furious" scandal, in which officials allowed straw purchasers to bring guns from the United States into Mexico to track arms-trafficking activity, but lost track of the guns.

Country: 
Mexico
Categories: 
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General
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on: 
Wed, 09/19/2012

A bipartisan group of Senators calls for more U.S. assistance "as enforcement efforts in Mexico and Central America inevitably move trafficking back to the Caribbean."

Country: 
Caribbean Regional
Categories: 
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
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on: 
Thu, 09/13/2012

Auditors document counter-drug aid given to all five Andean countries from all sources, and fault the Defense Department for inadequate reporting of its results.

Country: 
Bolivia
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Venezuela
Categories: 
Report For: 
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Thu, 08/09/2012

The State Department's certification that Honduras is implementing policies to protect freedom of expression and due process, and investigating and prosecuting human rights abuses in the civilian justice system. This certification frees up 20 percent of U.S. security assistance to Honduras.

Country: 
Honduras

Recommends that the Mérida Initiative aid package to Mexico be increased and focused on building police and judicial capacities.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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on: 
Mon, 07/09/2012

As a condition of spending funds for its Central America Regional Security Initiative package of military and economic aid, the State Department had to submit a plan for how these funds would be spent.

Country: 
Central America Regional
Program: 
Economic Support Fund
Foreign Military Financing
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Report For: 
2012
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Due Date: 
Mon, 01/23/2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Tue, 06/19/2012
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Thu, 08/11/2011
Report For: 
2010
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Due Date: 
Sat, 01/30/2010
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Wed, 09/01/2010

An explanation of recent trends in Mexico's criminal violence, discussing the current configuration of groups and how to classify them (cartels, transnational criminal organizations, insurgents etc.). An appendix compares Colombia and Mexico.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 06/08/2012

Covers recent trends in Mexican migration to the United States, and U.S. laws that apply.

Country: 
Mexico
Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Thu, 06/07/2012

A report detailing any United States funding, assistance or other support for the Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, its officials, employees, affiliates and contractors during the period 2002 through 2010, including but not limited to training, equipment, information sharing, technical assistance, and facilities construction.

Country: 
Colombia
Report For: 
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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Due Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Sun, 04/01/2012

The cost of an increased DOD role to help achieve operational control over the southwest land border is determined largely by the legal status and mission of military personnel being used, specifically whether military personnel are responding under Title 32 or Title 10 of the United States Code.

Country: 
Mexico
Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Mon, 09/12/2011

This report addresses those Mexico-specific elements of the Merida Initiative that are designed to combat drug trafficking and associated violence, human trafficking, and arms smuggling directly.

Country: 
Mexico
Categories: 

A general update on US-Mexico relations containing descriptions of existing initiatives and pressing concerns.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Thu, 06/09/2011

Reviews U.S. role in counternarcotics operations; support to promote Panama's economic, political, and social development; and a proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA)

Country: 
Panama
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 05/11/2011

To stem the flow of illegal traffic from Mexico into the United States over the last 5 years along the U.S. southwestern border, the Border Patrol has nearly doubled the number of agents on patrol, constructed hundreds of miles of border fences, and insta

Country: 
Mexico
Program: 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

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