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An interesting graphic by William Leogrande over at American University compiles threats cited by Southern Command leaders in their Posture Statements over the past 14 years. 

This week we learned that Brazil spent a lot of money on its military in 2013, that more drugs en route to the United States are going through the Caribbean, and that the U.S. can play a crucial role in ending 50 years of conflict in Colombia. 

Please note that this is the last week this blog will be found at Justf.org. We are excited to announce that next Tuesday, Just the Facts will become the Latin America section of Security Assistance Monitor, a project that expands the scope of Just the Facts to include data on U.S. military and police aid worldwide. See here for more information

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Due to the success of Just the Facts, the Center for International Policy and its partners are expanding the scope of the project to include data on U.S. military and police aid worldwide.

Just the Facts will soon become the Latin America section of Security Assistance Monitor, a new website that tracks U.S. security assistance to the rest of the world....

This week Honduras made plans to double the number of military police in its most violent city, federal troops were deployed to one of Rio's largest slums and the Venezuelan military reaffirmed its support for the government after three air force officers were arrested for allegedly planning a coup. Here's a roundup of these stories and other highlights from around the region over the past week.

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This post was drafted by CIP intern Elijah Stevens

The U.S. State Department’s recently released International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) identified all seven countries in Central America as major transit countries for drug trafficking. While there are serious efforts to combat drug...

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