(This page is currently being updated) The Merida Initiative has provided some $1.6 billion dollars so far to U.S. defense contractors, private security firms and others to support the Mexican military and police forces in fighting the war on drugs. Find out how U.S. taxpayers’ money is used to increase violence, impunity, corruption, and human rights violations in Mexico, while failing to decrease the power and brutality of drug cartels.
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Americas Program Articles:
A Primer on Plan Mexico
Hemispheric Conference against Militarization Says No to Merida Initiative, U.S. Military Bases
NAFTA’s Dangerous Security Agenda
Americas Policy Program Mexico Blog:
Leaked document #1: http://americas.irc-online.org/pdf/MeridaInitiative_FY08-09_descriptions_1-2.pdf
Leaked document #2: http://americas.irc-online.org/pdf/MeridaInitiative_FY08-09_descriptions_3.pdf
CRS Report for Congress, “Proposed U.S. Anticrime and Counterdrug Assistance for Mexico and Central America”
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate May 21, 2008
Laura Carlsen appeared on the Merida Initiative panel discussion at the Americas Social Forum in Guatemala. Listen to all the panelists to learn more at http://www.narconews.com/Issue54/articulo3218.html.
Listen to an informative talk by Laura Carlsen here:
Radio interview with Harry Bubbins:
Blip TV panel (approximately 17 minutes)
Public Service Announcement on Plan Mexico: (3.5 minutes)
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“Defeat Plan Mexico” is now a group on Facebook.
Friends of Brad Will Plan Mexico site