Resources on Plan Mexico (Merida Initiative)

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(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

Mexico’s False Dilemma: Human Rights or Security

Hemispheric Conference against Militarization Says No to Merida Initiative, U.S. Military Bases

Plan Mexico and the Billion-Dollar Drug Deal
Also in Spanish here.

Plan Mexico

NAFTA’s Dangerous Security Agenda

Americas Policy Program Mexico Blog:

Other articles:




Plan Mexico 2008 Spending Plan-public.pdf

AFL-CIO Letter:

Leaked document #1:

Leaked document #2:

CRS Report for Congress, “Proposed U.S. Anticrime and Counterdrug Assistance for Mexico and Central America”

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate May 21, 2008

Merida Breakdown for staff FY2009 450 mill.pdf

DOS Report on Brad Will.pdf


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

Listen to an informative talk by Laura Carlsen here:

Radio interview with Harry Bubbins:

Blip TV panel (approximately 17 minutes)

USW press release on Plan Mexico here.

Public Service Announcement on Plan Mexico: (3.5 minutes)



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