Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-04-24T18:44:28-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad From Coca to Cacao: USAID to Launch New Peruvian 'Alternative Development' Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016765a823df970b 2012-04-24T18:44:28-04:00 2012-04-25T07:32:01-04:00 A new project to help -- indeed, convince -- former coca-producers in Peru to pursue licit economic activities is about to be unveiled by USAID. Steve Peacock U.S. Taxpayers May Fund Peruvian Government-Improvement Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168e767e0ef970c 2012-02-15T18:27:40-05:00 2012-02-15T18:27:40-05:00 Improving the delivery of local and regional government services to disadvantaged populations in Peru is the focus of a proposed new 60-month project of USAID. Steve Peacock Senate Panel Questions Whether $3.1 Billion in 'Drug War' Contracts Were Worthwhile,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