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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

Categories: Colombia,Conflict Resolution,Defense/Military,East Europe,Latin America

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1034

Examines lessons learned from three examples of U.S. law enforcement involvement in international operations in Panama, Kosovo, and Colombia .  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia

Categories: Colombia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Latin America

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB54%20-%20Colombia.pdf

Describes progress toward peace with the election of the Santos regime in Colombia.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Colombia: Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Colombia,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL32250_20100423.pdf

Describes progress made in combating drug trafficking and improving security in Colombia during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.  Remaining issues for Congress include concerns over trade and human rights.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Latin America: Terrorism Issues

Categories: Brazil,Colombia,Cuba,Latin America,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RS21049.pdf

Describes major U.S. concerns about terrorism issues with regard to several Latin American nations including Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Cuba, and the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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