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Summary of U.S. Military Exercises performed in Latin America

While the phrase “non-lethal arms” has existed for decades, its current use appears to undercut U.S. controls on arms with significant military value, with potentially damaging consequences in Ukraine and beyond.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representative’s subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs held a hearing, “U.S. Assistance to Central America” to discuss the contents of the $1 billion dollar aid package President Obama has requested to address the conditions in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador propelling migration north.

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In the span of less than one week, Mexican security forces captured two of the most notorious and feared drug cartel leaders in the country. But does the Drug War tactic known as the Kingpin Strategy, a policy supported by the U.S. government and supplemented by billions of dollars in U.S. aid, actually make Mexico safer?

Although UAE has been a strong U.S. military ally, participating in every major global U.S. military coalition effort except for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, UAE’s recent actions, particularly in Libya, have frustrated U.S. officials and raised questions about the potential misuse of U.S.-supplied arms to UAE. 

This post was compiled by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Intern Alejandro Urruti Heath. It provides an overview of news related to security issues in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Centeral America, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela


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