Drug Policy

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 20:35

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 20:32

Since 2002, Congress has granted expanded authority to use counter narcotics funds for a unified campaign to fight both drug trafficking and terrorist organizations in

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 14:07

This report examines current political and economic conditions in Honduras as well as issues in Honduras-U.S. relations.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 19:53

Since 2000, the U.S. government has provided a total of $3.3 billion to Colombia, making it the fifth largest recipient of U.S. assistance. Part of this funding has gone toward nonmilitary assistance to Colombia, including programs to (1) promote legitim

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 17:47

This testimony provides preliminary observations on (1) the extent to which DHS reported progress in achieving operational control–Border Patrol was able to detect, respond, and interdict crossborder illegal activity–of the southwest border; (2) the e

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 16:51

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

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:46

While there has been measurable progress in Colombia's internal security, as
indicated by decreases in violence, and in the eradication of drug crops, no effect has
been seen with regard to price, purity, and availability of cocaine and heroin in the

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:46

This report expresses U.S. concerns about human rights, Venezuela's military arms purchases, its relations with Cuba and Iran, and its efforts to export its brand of populism to other Latin American countries.

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:46

An analysis of Congressional consideration of President Bush's requests for funding and additional authority to provide assistance to Colombia and six regional neighbors in a continuation of the Andean Regional Initiative launched in 2001

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:46

Cuba's retention on the terrorism list has received more attention in recent years in light of increased support for legislative initiatives to lift some U.S. sanctions under the current economic embargo. Should U.S. restrictions be lifted, a variety of trade and aid restrictions would remain in place because of Cuba's retention on the terrorism list