Drug Policy

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 10:52

GAO's analysis of data for southwest border counties with sufficiently complete data show that, generally, both violent and property crimes were lower in 2011 than in 2004

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 07:29

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

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 14:28

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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 13:20

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."

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 13:10

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

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:49

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.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:48

Following April 2012 media reports regarding the death of an undocumented immigrant while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in May 2010, Senator Robert Menendez and 15 members of Congress requested that we review the use of force within CBP. We reviewed allegations of the use of excessive force by CBP employees and determined what reforms CBP has implemented. We also examined what effect adding more agents and officers to the workforce has had on training and professionalism.

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:27

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."

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 11:13

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.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 07:02

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