Skip to comments.$1 billion slated for Central America’s drug war (funded by you, the American taxpayer)
Posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Costa Ricas 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 worlds 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 Guatemalas 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 banks 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 Washingtons regional security partnership effort was being increased to $300 million this year, up from $260 million.
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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.
If we’d seal the borders and start deporting the Mexican Nationals crossing the border, we wouldn’t have a drug war.
Before I read this, just let me ask: Is this so the drug cartels can buy ammo for the arms we sent them?
Another BILLION borrowed, and sent off with zero accountability.
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.
correction: “who can spend the most.”
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.
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.
None of my relatives are getting any of it.
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!
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.
All part of everyday ‘free trade’ agreements that the free traitors in our government create to grease palms for trashnational corporations.
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’.
How about, no.
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.
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.
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