Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2011-06-28T15:57:27-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. Seeks to Fill Crime-Prevention Advisor Slots in Mexico tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e89746a70970d 2011-06-28T15:57:27-04:00 2011-06-28T18:30:19-04:00 The U.S. government is deploying law enforcement advisors to Mexico to assist that nation in stepping up activities of an anti-crime endeavor known as the Merida Initiative. Steve Peacock Senate Panel Questions Whether $3.1 Billion in 'Drug War' Contracts Were Worthwhile tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015432e60ad5970c 2011-06-09T13:34:17-04:00 2011-06-09T14:22:57-04:00 The federal government doled out $3.1 billion in contracts to vendors in the "War on Drugs" from 2005-2009 in Latin America alone, but has no clue whether this outsourcing was effective in helping to achieve its counternarcotics goals, a Senate panel has determined. Steve Peacock