$ 200 Million to Fight Drug Trafficking in CA

United States announced additional economic support for Central America in the fight against drug trafficking.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary of U.S. Counternarcotics, William Brownfield, at end of his tour of Central America, said the funds will be delivered in coordination with governments.

"Central America became the main transit route for South American cocaine going to the United States. Washington sources estimate 250 tons of drug arrives the US each year going through the Isthmus," informs AFP.

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First Colombia and Mexico, Now Central America

November 2011

Mexico is currently making headlines worldwide for its drug violence, but the homicide rate in Central America is now higher than that of the Aztec nation.

Like other analysts, Andres Oppenheimer attributes the drama unfolding in Central America to drug trafficking: "Even in Costa Rica, a country that is often called the Switzerland of Latin America because it is an island of peace and prosperity in the region, there is growing anxiety about the rising tide of drug-related violence."

Drugs Trafficking and US "aid"

September 2010

Central American Nations should say "NO, THANKS", if results from said "aid" are going to be similar to what's going on in Mexico.

The inclusion of Costa Rica in the U.S. Government's list of the countries most affected by illegal drug trafficking confirmed what Costa Ricans already knew: Drug Trafficking has become a very serious issue.

The Power of Central America's Drug Traffickers

August 2010

Do these countries have a real chance of stopping drug trafficking, in the context of economies like Guatemala's where the value of the drug economy is double the country's GDP?

In 2007, just 1% of all South American cocaine sold in the USA passed through the region. Now the figure is between 60% and 90%.

Honduras: $4.4 Million to Fight Drug Trafficking

April 2010

The United States will donate $4.4 million to combat drug trafficking and organized crime.

The resources will be used to assist in enforcing Honduras’ anti-drug law and border control inspections.

“Additionally, they will conduct educational programs for youngsters vulnerable to be recruited by criminal gangs, communal development programs, community police and prison management reforms”, reported Tiempo.hn.

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