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$1 billion slated for Central America’s drug war (funded by you, the American taxpayer)
AFP ^ | 2011-06-24

Posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla and other leaders met in Guatemala City to discuss how to better fight crime and narco-trafficking in the region.

GUATEMALA CITY – The World Bank unveiled Wednesday a billion-dollar bid to support security measures in Central America, as the United States and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) upped their funding in the region as well.

The new funds come amid an upsurge in drug-related killings in Central America, a region the United Nations says is now the world’s most violent area outside of war zones. Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla joined other world leaders, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Guatemala’s capital to discuss how the region can better combat organized crime and drug trafficking.

“The World Bank will provide $1 billion for Central America in the coming years, which can be used by each country for its own priorities, and clearly including a security strategy,” said World Bank vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Pamela Cox.

Cox said the bank can offer technical assistance, especially in ways to strengthen national institutions.

“We have picked up a great deal of experience that combines technical knowledge of the region with the bank’s global focus,” she said.

The Inter-American Development Bank also said it would provide some $500 million, spread over two years, to supplement funding efforts from the region and donor countries, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno said.

Clinton announced that funding for Washington’s regional security partnership effort was being increased to $300 million this year, up from $260 million.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; biggovernment; clinton; drugs; foreignaid; foreignwelfarechecks; hillary; iadb; nwo; rapeoftaxpayers; welfarestate; wod; worldbank

1 posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Cowardly, lazy and stupid American drug users. Too chicken, lazy and stupid to work and alter their own reality, they use illegal drugs to ignore reality for a few minutes. Let’s have a GIVE A DEAD CHICKEN TO AN AMERICAN DRUG USER DAY.


2 posted on 06/25/2011 6:35:36 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rabscuttle385

If we’d seal the borders and start deporting the Mexican Nationals crossing the border, we wouldn’t have a drug war.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 6:36:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: rabscuttle385

Before I read this, just let me ask: Is this so the drug cartels can buy ammo for the arms we sent them?


4 posted on 06/25/2011 6:37:30 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: rabscuttle385

Atlas Shrugging.


5 posted on 06/25/2011 6:39:16 PM PDT by ully2
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To: rabscuttle385

Another BILLION borrowed, and sent off with zero accountability.


6 posted on 06/25/2011 6:40:55 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: blueunicorn6

It seems Obama and Clinton are having a contest to see who can the most taxpayers money.

Obama is way ahead, but Clinton is trying hard to catch him.


7 posted on 06/25/2011 6:42:10 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

correction: “who can spend the most.”


8 posted on 06/25/2011 6:43:26 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre
"Obama and Clinton"

It is all appropriated by Congress.

And it is all relative. Foreign aid in the post 9/11 period is relative to foreign aid in the post cold war period which is relative to foreign aid in the cold war period.

9 posted on 06/25/2011 6:52:54 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: rabscuttle385
“The World Bank will provide $1 billion for Central America in the coming years, which can be used by each country for its own priorities,..."

Rolex dealers, Mercedes-Benz dealers, Land Rover dealers and 'investment' bankers all across Central America and the Caribbean are opening another bottle of champagne as this is written.

10 posted on 06/25/2011 6:55:38 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: rabscuttle385
That's just one of the $40 Billion per year that is spent on the WosDs.
11 posted on 06/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Boondoggle city


12 posted on 06/25/2011 6:58:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Ben Ficklin
And it is all relative. Foreign aid in the post 9/11 period is relative to foreign aid in the post cold war period which is relative to foreign aid in the cold war period.

None of my relatives are getting any of it.

13 posted on 06/25/2011 7:00:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Fine then we have a real drug war!! this pretend do nothing, talk and talk,piss and moan, has not done much to date,let’s start shooting and have a real war!


14 posted on 06/25/2011 7:16:24 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Not to worry. We have a lot of money. We have the Bank of China to borrow from. We may not have any money in our pockets, or food, or homes, or jobs, but we can always borrow from China. We are fools for allowing our government to continue as they are.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 7:34:39 PM PDT by RC2
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To: rabscuttle385

All part of everyday ‘free trade’ agreements that the free traitors in our government create to grease palms for trashnational corporations.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 7:38:33 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: elpadre

The president of the world bank was GW Bush’s US Trade Representative.

The problem with this country is the globalists in both parties are working to destroy us via ‘free trade’.


17 posted on 06/25/2011 7:47:04 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: rabscuttle385

How about, no.


18 posted on 06/25/2011 7:56:17 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: rabscuttle385

I have always been in favor of rounding up druggies and giving them a free bottle of get high pills, but each bottle contains on get dead pill. How many druggies would bet the odds for one more trip. Either way it is a win win for the tax payers.


19 posted on 06/25/2011 7:58:51 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If we’d seal the borders and start deporting the Mexican Nationals crossing the border, we wouldn’t have a drug war.

I'm 100% for sealing the borders, but illegal immigrants aren't the root of the drug war. It's legal Americans, creating the demand in the first place. If there were no demand or drugs were legal, there'd be no war. So long as demand exists and drugs are illegal, there will be war.

20 posted on 06/25/2011 8:11:45 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Steel Wolf

No, Wells Fargo will still be laundering money for the drug lords no matter what.

The drug lords opening offices in San Diego and beyond (according to law enforcement) are comprised of illegals.

Illegal immigration breeds more illegality. A demonstrated fact.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 9:40:13 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: blueunicorn6
Did you ever ask yourself why there was very little violence or organized crime involved in the drug trade until fedgov began to prohibit it in the 20th century?

Did you ever ask yourself why alcohol commerce is peaceful today compared to the Prohibition era?

22 posted on 06/25/2011 11:37:35 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Steel Wolf
If there were no demand or drugs were legal, there'd be no war. So long as demand exists and drugs are illegal, there will be war.

Correct. That should be a clear and self-evident point, yet some will not admit to the obvious.

23 posted on 06/25/2011 11:55:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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