Drug Policy

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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

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:42

Throughout the last few decades, the United States has had a strong interest in El Salvador.U.S.involvement shifted towards helping the government rebuild democracy and implement market-friendly economic reforms.

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Two predominantly Latino gangs, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th Street gang (M-18), have raised concern among policy makers for several reasons.At issue for Congress is whether
the MS-13 and M-18 gangs constitute an emerging transnational criminal threat.

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This report describes the gang problem in Central America, discusses country and regional approaches to deal with the gangs, and analyzes U.S. policy with respect to gangs in Central America.

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An update on NAFTA and other trade agreements related to the U.S. and Mexico as well as their affects on immigration and other issues.

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Report reviews designation of U.S. aid and concerns including the cost and effectiveness of U.S. aid; protecting human rights; combating narcotics, arms, and human trafficking; addressing Haitian migration; and alleviating poverty.

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This report examines recent political and economic developments in Uruguay as well as issues in U.S.-Uruguayan relations.

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This report examines the political crisis in Honduras, with specific focus on the events between June 2009 and January 2010. It concludes with the inauguration of President Lobo and reviews allocations of non-humanitarian U.S. aid.

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This report examines recent political and economic developments in Venezuela as well as issues in U.S.-Venezuelan relations.

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