Drug Policy

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:42

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.

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:42

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.

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 15:42

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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Review of U.S. military, economic, and other obligations and allegations of human rights and other concerning violations.

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This report provides an overview of the drug flows in the Americas and U.S. antidrug assistance programs in the region. It also raises some policy issues for Congress to consider as it exercises oversight of U.S. antidrug programs and policies in the Western Hemisphere.

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This report deals with broader issues in U.S. relations with the Caribbean and
does not include an extensive discussion of Haiti and Cuba

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