Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America: Funding and Policy Issues

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In October 2007, the United States and Mexico announced the Mérida Initiative, a three-year proposal for $1.4 billion in U.S. assistance to Mexico and Central America aimed at combating drug trafficking, gangs, and organized crime. This report provides an overview and discussion of the funding provided for Mérida, and presents several issues that Congress may consider as it oversees implementation of the Initiative.

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Creation Date: June 1, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Seelke, Clare Ribando

Specialist in Latin American Affairs

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Beittel, June S.

Analyst in Latin American Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 1, 2009
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Mexico
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Central America and Caribbean
Description:

In October 2007, the United States and Mexico announced the Mérida Initiative, a three-year proposal for $1.4 billion in U.S. assistance to Mexico and Central America aimed at combating drug trafficking, gangs, and organized crime. This report provides an overview and discussion of the funding provided for Mérida, and presents several issues that Congress may consider as it oversees implementation of the Initiative.

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28 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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