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Plan Mexico and the Billion-dollar Drug Deal | Laura Carlsen

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      New at the Americas Policy Program

      Americas Program

      New at the Americas Policy Program

      “A New World of Citizen Action, Analysis, and Policy Options”
      http://www.americaspolicy.org/

      Introducing the latest policy analysis from the Americas Policy Program

      Plan Mexico and the Billion-Dollar Drug Deal
      By Laura Carlsen

      U.S. drug czar John Walters heaped praise on Mexico's drug war this week, to prepare the ground for a billion-dollar counter-narcotics aid package expected to be announced within days.

      The plan includes objectives in the areas of gathering and sharing intelligence, interdiction at ports of entry, aerial monitoring and intervention, investigation and legal processing, measures against money laundering, and cooperation with Mexico.

      A more sensible approach would involve creation of mechanisms of cooperation and intelligence sharing with each nation responsible for its own security policies and focused on the problem within its own territory and among its own populace.

      Laura Carlsen (lcarlsen(a)ciponline.org) is director of the Americas Policy Program (www.americaspolicy.org) in Mexico City where she has been a writer and political analyst for two decades.

      See new article online at:
      http://americas.irc-online.org/am/4611

      Other recent articles by Laura Carlsen:
      "Deep Integration"—the Anti-Democratic Expansion of NAFTA
      Extending NAFTA's Reach

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