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Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Violence

Categories: Colombia,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41576.pdf

Describes the major organizations, how the “landscape” has been altered by fragmentation, and analyzes the scope and scale of the violence.  Also analyzes prospects for curbing violence in the future and compares the situation with that in Colombia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Peace Talks in Colombia

Categories: Colombia,Conflict Resolution,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42982.pdf

Analyzes the prospects for success of the current peace talks between the Santos government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  This report also provides background on the conflict and identifies its key players.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Argentina,Brazil,Colombia,Cuba,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Latin America,Mexico,Venezuela

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42956.pdf

Provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean including the Obama Administration’s priorities, examines changes in the region’s economic and political environment, and analyzes various recommendations for U.S. policy from think tanks.  Also covers selected regional and country issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Rising Violence

Categories: Colombia,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41576.pdf

This report provides background information on drug trafficking in Mexico, identifies the major organizations, discusses how the crime landscape has been altered by fragmentation, and assesses the context, scope, and scale of the violence.  Also compares Mexican drug violence with Colombian drug violence and analyzes prospects for curbing violence in the future.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The U.S.-Colombia FreeTrade Agreement: Background and Issues

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Colombia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34470.pdf

Reviews provisions of the trade agreement, U.S.-Colombia trade relations, and the controversies related to worker rights in Colombia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Asylum and “Credible Fear” Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy

Categories: China,Colombia,Crime/Justice,Haiti,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41753.pdf

Provides an overview of current U.S. asylum policy including standards for asylum, information on source countries for asylum seekers, the unevenness of decisions in asylum cases, and selected issues relating to asylum including terrorist infiltration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Selected Trade Agreements and Implications for U.S. Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Colombia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Korea,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR115/ERR115.pdf

Examines how recently concluded trade agreements among Asian countries as well as pending agreements between the U.S., Korea, Colombia, and Panama will likely affect U.S. agricultural trade.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Rising Violence

Categories: Colombia,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico,Terrorism

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R41576_20110107.pdf

Provides background on drug trafficking in Mexico, identifies the major organizations,  and analyzes the context, scope and scale of the violence.  Examines current trends in violence, prospects for curbing violence, and compares situation with that in Colombia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

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