Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Disturbing Truth Behind Obama's Travel Madness (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b01d898eb970c 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Supporters of Barack Obama tout his dedication to the responsibilities of the presidency by noting that he had taken 96 days of vacation at the point in his term that President George W. Bush had taken a reported 335. But they admit that 51 of Bush’s trips were to his Texas ranch, while records show that Obama’s destinations have ranged from exotic European and African locales to pricey digs to Hawaii, where he’s sometimes traveled separately from his family, effectively doubling transportation costs for taxpayers. Steve Peacock AFRICOM Transport No-Bid Contract-Extension Awarded,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201630505f72b970d 2012-05-01T12:13:38-04:00 2012-05-01T12:13:38-04:00 Transportation of U.S. troops and cargo between Germany and Africa just became more lucrative for Cartersville, Ga.-based Phoenix Air Group, which yesterday—without needing to compete for the endeavor—received a six-month contract extension to provide such services. Steve Peacock U.S. Getting Closer to Funding China Enviro Clean-Ups, Brazil Airport and Ukraine '9-1-1' Upgrades,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168e9ba3699970c 2012-04-06T11:26:49-04:00 2012-04-06T11:27:04-04:00 The U.S. government yesterday took the next step towards partly financing environmental cleanup projects in China. Steve Peacock U.S. Taxpayers Footing Bill to Bring Foreign Railroad Manager-Trainees to America,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162fd7d96fe970d 2011-12-12T16:14:52-05:00 2011-12-12T16:14:52-05:00 The U.S. government is offering financial assistance toward future manager-training programs of the nation's rail transit systems -- in the nation of South Africa, that is. Steve Peacock 'Intelligent Transportation' Project Seeks to Ease Rush-Hour Crush,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201538e1159ab970b 2011-04-22T17:35:07-04:00 2011-04-25T11:45:33-04:00 The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) therefore is financing an initial review of what needs to be done to alleviate the problem for the 11 million residents of Sao Paulo and other Brazilian urban areas. Steve Peacock U.S. Helps Fund Mexican Road Projects As Industry Flees To Asia,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882400a1970d 2006-03-02T00:00:00-05:00 2012-05-06T11:45:48-04:00 The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) soon will embark upon a second and significantly larger phase of a project that seeks to improve Mexico's national transportation and shipping infrastructure. The reason? According to recent USTDA planning documents obtained by The Peacock Report, it's simple: "Mexico has recently suffered from lost manufacturing jobs to Asia and is searching for methods to regain its competitiveness." Steve Peacock