U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond

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Increasing violence perpetrated by drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups is threatening citizen security and governance in Mexico. Escalating violence has increased U.S. concerns about stability in Mexico, a key political and economic ally, and about the possibility of violence spilling over into the United States. In recent years, U.S.-Mexican security cooperation has increased significantly, largely as a result of the development and implementation of the Mérida Initiative, a counterdrug and anticrime assistance package for Mexico and Central America that was first proposed in October 2007. This report looks at the funding and Congressional oversight for this Initiative.

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Creation Date: August 15, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Ribando Seelke, Clare

Specialist in Latin American Affairs

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Finklea, Kristin M.

Specialist in Latin American Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: August 15, 2011
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Mexico
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United States
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Central America and Caribbean
Description:

Increasing violence perpetrated by drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups is threatening citizen security and governance in Mexico. Escalating violence has increased U.S. concerns about stability in Mexico, a key political and economic ally, and about the possibility of violence spilling over into the United States. In recent years, U.S.-Mexican security cooperation has increased significantly, largely as a result of the development and implementation of the Mérida Initiative, a counterdrug and anticrime assistance package for Mexico and Central America that was first proposed in October 2007. This report looks at the funding and Congressional oversight for this Initiative.

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48 pages.

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