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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Location:Bolivia
Category:Diplomatic Relations, Politics And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Morales afirma expulsion de embajador EEUU freno conspiracion en su contra
Author/Source:EFE
La Republica (Peru)
Brief:Segun el mandatario, cuando el diplomatico abandono el pais la oposicion freno sus protestas porque el "estaba comandando una conspiracion contra la democracia y por tanto contra el Gobierno".
Location:Colombia
Category:Labor Rights, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Drummond Case, Labor Rights, U.S. Policy
Title:Ga. court upholds verdict in Colombian killings
Author/Source:Associated Press
WTVM 9 Georgia
Brief:The federal appeals court in Atlanta has upheld a verdict that cleared an Alabama coal producer in the shooting deaths of 3 Colombian union leaders.
Location:Colombia
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Fumigation, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Coca en Colombia: erradicacion en duda
Author/Source:Semana (Colombia)
Brief:Las dificultades financieras que atraviesa Estados Unidos, ademas de las guerras que ese pais pelea en Irak y Afganistan, hacen que haya menos dinero disponible.
Location:Cuba
Category:Cuban Foreign Policy, Politics And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:After 50 Years of Castro's Cuba, an End to the Cold War?
Author/Source:Tim Padgett
Time
Brief:It's good that the Cuban Revolution's 50th anniversary falls on Jan. 1. That's the day for New Year's resolutions, and it's time for Washington and Havana to make some big ones.
Location:Cuba
Category:Economy And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Keeping Cuba on the economic road
Author/Source:Michael Voss
BBC (UK)
Brief:In many ways, this communist island in the Caribbean has managed to survive despite the odds.
Location:Cuba
Category:Economy And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:The Department of Commerce: An Opportunity for Bill Richardson to Shine Once Again
Author/Source:Daniel Bruno Sanz
The Huffington Post
Brief:Richardson, like Obama, will inherit a mess when he assumes his new post.
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Obama may set new policy on Cuba's aging revolution
Author/Source:Anthony Boadle
Reuters
Brief:Five decades after Fidel Castro toppled a U.S.-backed dictator to take power in Cuba, the Cold War rivalry with Washington could be thawing as President-elect Barack Obama looks to ease sanctions against the communist-run island.
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Strategies for Mexico's drug war
Author/Source:The Los Angeles Times
Brief:Experts and public figures in the U.S. and Latin America offer a range of views, from stepped-up policing to legalization.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Location: Entire Region
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Title:Missing the Story... Again
Author/Source:Col. Oliver North
Fox News
Brief:Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, confirmed that the principal purpose of the gathering was to send an unequivocal message to the incoming Obama administration
Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:U.S. is down, but not out, in Latin America
Author/Source:Andres Oppenheimer
The Miami Herald
Brief:The current low point in U.S.-Latin American relations will most likely be a passing phenomenon, which may begin to reverse at the April U.S.-Latin American summit
Location:Colombia, Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Mexico, Colombia, la locura y la cura
Author/Source:Mateo Samper
Semana (Colombia)
Brief:La violencia en Mexico, tan sangrienta y parecida a la nuestra, puede acabar poniendole un poco de sentido al sinsentido de la guerra contra las drogas
Location:Mexico
Category:Public Security, U.S. Policy
Title:American guns and the war next door
Author/Source:Bernd Debusmann
Reuters
Brief:Just before entering Mexico, large signs at crossing points read: �Warning: Firearms and Ammunition Illegal in Mexico.� Chances that you are stopped and searched by Mexican officials are slim

Friday, December 19, 2008

Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:U.S. Congress and Latin America Update: The 110th Comes to a Close
Author/Source:Brian Wanko
Americas Society / Council Of The Americas
Brief:This is the first of a two-part series. The U.S. Congress and Latin America: A New Slate for the 111th will be featured in the January 2009 issue of News & Views
Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:[PDF] Department of Defense Regional Centers, FY 2007
Author/Source:U.S. Department Of Defense
Brief:This report describes for Fiscal Year 2007 each Regional Center's: Status and objectives; Program highlights; Operating costs and budget; Cost to the United Stales for each participating foreign nation; Gifts and donations, if any. accepted under Section
Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:[PDF] Report on the Differences Between IMET and CTFP
Author/Source:U.S. Department Of State
Brief:The IMET program and the CTFP are two important security cooperation tools that enable the U.S. government to help build international military and civilian partnerships and increase their capabilities.
Location:Colombia, Ecuador
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Relations with Ecuador, U.S. Policy
Title:Correa espera que Obama ponga fin al Plan Colombia
Author/Source:EFE
El Espectador (Colombia)
Brief:El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, dijo que espera del futuro presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, tanto el fin del embargo a Cuba como el fin del Plan Colombia
Location:Cuba
Category:Human Rights, U.S. Policy
Title:Castro proposes prisoner swap for U.S. talks
Author/Source:Raymond Colitt
Reuters
Brief:Cuban President Raul Castro proposed on Thursday a swap of prisoners with the United States as a goodwill "gesture" to pave the way for talks with incoming U.S. President Barack Obama
Location:Cuba
Category:Human Rights, U.S. Policy
Title:US rejects Castro dissident-prisoner exchange offer
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
Brief:Cuba's offer Thursday to release jailed political dissidents in Cuba in exchange for five Cubans convicted of spying in the United States was rejected by the State Department and Cuban rights groups
Location:Cuba
Category:Human Rights, U.S. Policy
Title:Castro offers to exchange dissidents for 'Cuban 5'
Author/Source:Marco Sibaja
Associated Press
Brief:Cuban President Raul Castro made an unprecedented offer Thursday to exchange political dissidents jailed in his country for five Cubans imprisoned in the U.S. for espionage
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Question conclusions of 'anti-embargo' poll
Author/Source:Jose Azel
The Miami Herald
Brief:One is left to wonder if the authors understand the nature of the Cuban government and ignore it, relying on some unexplained change theory, or whether they opt for a Faustian bargain
Location:Nicaragua
Category:Russian Foreign Policy, U.S. Policy
Title:EEUU rechaza visita de mandatario de Nicaragua a Abjasia y Osetia del Sur
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
El Nuevo Herald
Brief:Estados Unidos no considera ''constructiva'' una posible visita del presidente nicaragüense, Daniel Ortega, a las regiones separatistas prorrusas de Abjasia y Osetia del Sur
Location:Venezuela
Category:Politics And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Mr. Chavez Tries Again
Author/Source:The Washington Post
Brief:Mr. Obama ought to make clear that any chance that Mr. Chavez has of rapprochement with his administration will disappear if he corruptly entrenches himself in power

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Obama's plans for Latin America
Author/Source:Sam Logan
ISN Security Watch
Brief:ISN Security Watch's Sam Logan talks with leading experts to find out how Obama's policy toward Latin America will change relations with the US' southern neighbors
Location: Entire Region, Brazil
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Latin leaders joke about Bush shoe attack
Author/Source:Reuters
Brief:"Please, nobody take off your shoes," Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva joked to reporters
Location:Bolivia, Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Bolivia�s Plan for Envoys From the U.S. Is Shunned
Author/Source:Associated Press
The New York Times
Brief:Latin American nations should expel American ambassadors until the United States lifts its embargo on Cuba, President Evo Morales of Bolivia said
Location:Colombia
Category:U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:U.S. Policy
Title:'La cooperacion con Colombia va a continuar en el Gobierno Obama': Gregory Meeks
Author/Source:Cambio (Colombia)
Brief:Uno de los principales aliados de Colombia en el Congreso de Estados Unidos afirma que no habra grandes cambios y que el gobierno del presidente Uribe no debe cambiar de estrategia
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Awaiting a new policy on Cuba
Author/Source:Marifeli Perez-Stable
The Miami Herald
Brief:Confrontation plays up Havana's strong suit. Engagement may show how weak its hand really is. Which one is the real hard line?
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Mexico's Cartel War: Year Three
Author/Source:Austin Bay
TownHall.com
Brief:I will agree that the Cartel War is, on a grand historical level, like Iraq and our long struggle we call the War on Terror, for they are all wars for the terms of modernity
Location:Mexico
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:US drug package to help Mexico find fake passports
Author/Source:Associated Press
Google
Brief:The laboratory inside the offices of Mexico's National Migration Institute in Mexico City is the first of 60 that also will include photo and fingerprint databases

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Location: Entire Region
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:What is the DEA Smoking?
Author/Source:Ted Galen Carpenter
Cato Institute
The National Interest
Brief:The agency is simply grasping at straws to �prove� that the nearly four-decades-old effort to shut off the supply of illegal drugs is finally working
Location: Entire Region
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:[PDF] National Drug Threat Assessment 2009
Author/Source:U.S. Department Of Justice
Brief:It is unclear what factor most contributed to the decrease in cocaine availability in U.S. drug markets
Location: Entire Region, Brazil
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Title:Latin American summit focus is lack of US presence
Author/Source:Bradley Brooks
Associated Press
Google
Brief:The largest hemispheric summit to exclude U.S. representation was hailed by Washington's most vocal critics as a sign that Latin America is demanding a new independence from the superpower to the north
Location: Entire Region, Brazil
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Title:At Meeting in Brazil, Washington Is Scorned
Author/Source:Alexei Barrionuevo
The New York Times
Brief:Brazil once again flashed its credentials as the undisputed leader of Latin America
Location: Entire Region, Brazil, Cuba
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Title:Latin America summit excludes U.S. and welcomes Cuba
Author/Source:Raymond Colitt
Reuters
Brief:Latin American leaders on Tuesday blamed the global economic crisis on rich countries and welcomed Communist-run Cuba at a summit meeting designed to weaken U.S. influence
Location:Argentina
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:El embajador de EE.UU. nego tensiones con la Argentina
Author/Source:Clarin (Argentina)
Brief:"La Argentina y Estados Unidos gozan de una relacion bilateral positiva y mutuamente provechosa en una amplia gama de cuestiones" definio Wayne
Location:Bolivia
Category:Free Trade, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Bolivia to hold off on legal action vs U.S. over trade
Author/Source:Reuters
Brief:"Bolivia had prepared an international lawsuit to enforce the rules, but decided to suspend it, confident that the president-elect ... Mr. Obama, can repair this injustice, this vengeance," Morales said
Location:Brazil
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Seabees Build Relationships with Brazilian Army
Author/Source:LT Jason Lockhart, NMCB 11 Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Southern Command
Brief:Fourteen Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN recently returned from Brazil after a month long evolution, referred to as a military to military exchange, with the Brazilian Army Corps of Engineers (BACE).
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Justice and Peace Process, Para-Politics, U.S. Policy
Title:¿La verdad extraditada?
Author/Source:Semana (Colombia)
Brief:Al contrario de lo que muchos piensan, la extradicion de los ex jefes paramilitares no sacrifico gran parte de la verdad
Location:Colombia
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Faces Uncertain Future
Author/Source:Nora Zimmett
Fox News
Brief:While Congress is busy hammering out bailout packages for America's banks and the Big Three automakers, a two-year-old trade deal between the U.S. and its strongest Latin American ally is languishing
Location:Colombia
Category:U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:U.S. Policy
Title:FARC 2009, a la espera de Obama
Author/Source:Vivian Sequera
Associated Press
El Nuevo Herald
Brief:"Si Estados Unidos nos quita esos recursos, ¿que se hace?. ¿De donde van a venir (el dinero)?", se pregunto el ex presidente Andres Pastrana
Location:Colombia
Category:U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:U.S. Policy, Uribe Government Security Policies
Title:Colombia: anuncian ofensiva contra el ELN
Author/Source:Hernando Salazar
BBC (UK)
Brief:Ahora el gobierno colombiano quiere presionar al ELN con la justicia internacional y Naranjo revelo que incluso se esta trabajando conjuntamente con el Buro Federal de Investigaciones, FBI
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Obama urged to end Cuba embargo
Author/Source:BBC (UK)
Brief:Latin American leaders have urged US President-elect Barack Obama to end the 48-year trade embargo on Cuba
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Cuba joins Rio Group, embargo blasted
Author/Source:Associated Press
Google
Brief:Latin American leaders used Cuba's entry into the Rio Group to call on President-elect Barack Obama to end the U.S. embargo of the Caribbean island
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Secretario de Comercio de Estados Unidos pide a Obama mantener politica contra Cuba
Author/Source:Semana (Colombia)
Brief:Gutierrez, de origen cubano, formulo el comentario en la Fundacion Heritage, una institucion conservadora de Washington, en un coloquio para hablar sobre "Los costos y consecuencias de la revolucion cubana"
Location:Cuba, Venezuela
Category:U.S. Policy, Venezuelan Foreign Policy
Title:Cuba�s Castro at Summit a Snub to U.S. Dominance, Chavez Says
Author/Source:Joshua Goodman
Bloomberg
Brief:�Now that a new U.S. President is coming, it�s beneficial for those of us in the South to speak with our own voice and ask for respect in a new form of dialogue with the U.S.,� Chavez said. �You saw the shoe they threw at Bush, right?�
Location:Ecuador
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Airmen visit school in Ecuador, donate supplies
Author/Source:Tech. Sgt. Matthew McGovern
Defense Media Activity-San Antonio
U.S. Southern Command
Brief:Southern Command and Air Forces Southern officials donated $6,000 of school supplies to an elementary school Dec. 9 in San Juan, Ecuador.
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, Public Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Video: Brutal Drug War Fueled By U.S. Appetite
Author/Source:Bill Whitaker
CBS News
Brief:The drug traffickers are more reckless and ruthless than ever
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, Public Security, U.S. Policy
Title:The War Next Door
Author/Source:Susana Seijas
CBS News World Watch
Brief:It is the excessive amount of money from the illicit trade in cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines and weapons that not only seduces and corrupts, but is getting so many people killed here every day
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Mexico drug gangs 'top US threat'
Author/Source:BBC (UK)
Brief:Mexican gangs control distribution in most US cities and are gaining strength in areas they do not yet control
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Mexico says more US drug aid expected by January
Author/Source:Associated Press
Google
Brief:Undersecretary for North American affairs Carlos Rico says Mexico expects the U.S. to release $116 million in drug-fighting aircraft and equipment before President George W. Bush leaves office Jan. 20
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Less cocaine on U.S. streets, report says
Author/Source:Richard Marosi
The Los Angeles Times
Brief:The National Drug Threat Assessment cites increased drug seizures on smuggling routes and Mexico's war on organized crime
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Mexican drug smugglers pose top crime threat
Author/Source:Associated Press
The Tucson Citizen
Brief:The Justice Department report attributed the decline to a number of factors, including crackdowns on Mexican cartels and large cocaine shipments; efforts to eliminate coca crops; better U.S. border security; and an increased cocaine market in Europe
Location:Panama
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Southern Partnership Station Arrives in Panama
Author/Source:Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Ball
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs
U.S. Southern Command
Brief:High speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Panama Dec. 15 to begin the first of two instructional evolutions here as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS).



Monday, December 15, 2008

Location: Entire Region, Brazil
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Title:Bush Excluded by Latin Summit Favoring China, Russia, Iran Ties
Author/Source:Joshua Goodman
Bloomberg
Brief:For Brazil, tomorrow�s summit caps a decade-long diplomatic drive to use its growing economic and political stability to play a bigger role in the world
Location: Entire Region, Brazil
Category:Diplomatic Relations, U.S. Policy
Title:Brazil hosts series of Latin American summits
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
Google
Brief:Significantly, the main meeting excludes the United States, which has traditionally participated in high-level political events in the region as a reflection of its continued influence
Location:Bolivia
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Bolivians hope Obama, as outsider, heals US rift
Author/Source:Dan Keane
Associated Press
The Miami Herald
Brief:Morales, the first Indian president of this Andean country long ruled by its tiny European-descended elite, has joined leftist leaders across Latin America in voicing hope for a new tone from Washington
Location:Bolivia, Venezuela
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy, Venezuelan Foreign Policy
Title:El ATPDEA cesa hoy; se apuesta por Venezuela
Author/Source:La Razon (Bolivia)
Brief:A partir de hoy se suspende el beneficio arancelario del ATPDEA con EEUU y los pequenos exportadores esperan que el mercado alternativo de Venezuela sea sostenible
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Colombia extradites suspected drug lord to U.S.
Author/Source:Hugh Bronstein
Reuters
Brief:Colombian crime boss suspect Diego Montoya was sent to the United States on Friday to face charges of smuggling hundreds of tonnes of cocaine
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Colombia hands 'drug lord' to US
Author/Source:BBC (UK)
Brief:Colombia has extradited Diego Montoya, alleged to be one of the country's most powerful drug lords, to the US to face trial for murder and drug trafficking
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Colombia extradites top drug suspect to US
Author/Source:Cesar Garcia
Associated Press
Google
Brief:Colombia extradited one of its most notorious reputed drug kingpins to the United States on Friday, sending Diego Montoya to face trial on drug trafficking, money laundering and murder charges
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Norte Valle Cartel Leader Extradited to Face Charges in the United States
Author/Source:U.S. Department Of Justice
Brief:Diego Montoya-Sanchez, a/k/a Don Diego, a former FBI top-ten most wanted fugitive and principal leader of the Norte Valle Cartel (NVC), has been extradited from Colombia to the United States to face federal charges
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Justice and Peace Process, U.S. Policy
Title:Los paras piden a EU clemencia por delitos
Author/Source:El Nuevo Herald
Brief:El objetivo de la visita fue coordinar los detalles logisticos de la transmision en vivo a los jueces en Colombia del testimonio de Vanoy en el marco de la la ley de Justicia y Paz
Location:Colombia
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Colombia Urges Obama to Reconsider Trade Pact Stance
Author/Source:John Zarocostas
Women's Wear Daily
Brief:Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos Calderon said he is hopeful his government can convince the administration of President-elect Barack Obama to endorse the stalled bilateral free trade agreement
Location:Colombia
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Colombia prepara nueva estrategia para relaciones con EE.UU.
Author/Source:EFE
El Espectador (Colombia)
Brief:El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Jaime Bermudez, dijo que la Cancilleria trabaja en una �estrategia concreta� frente a Washington
Location:Colombia
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:In Colombia, they call him Captain Nemo
Author/Source:Chris Kraul
The Los Angeles Times
Brief:Authorities say Enrique Portocarrero was the innovative creator of stealthy submarines called semi-submersibles, used by cocaine traffickers to evade detection
Location:Colombia
Category:U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Guerrilla colombiana esta en la mira de FBI
Author/Source:Associated Press
The Miami Herald
Brief:Naranjo dijo en una entrevista publicada el domingo por el diario El Tiempo que el director del FBI, Robert Mueller, se reunio recientemente con el presidente Alvaro Uribe, el ministro de Defensa Juan Manuel Santos y el Fiscal General Mario Iguaran para d
Location:Cuba
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Will Obama ease US policy toward Cuba?
Author/Source:Howard LaFranchi
The Christian Science Monitor
Brief:A new approach could represent a relatively easy first step down a generally more controversial path of engaging with America's adversaries
Location:El Salvador
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Southern Partnership Station Completes Mission in El Salvador
Author/Source:Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Okula
U.S. Southern Command
Brief:U.S. Navy and Marine Corps training teams completed the first leg of their mission Dec. 12 in El Salvador as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) on board high speed vessel Swift (HSV 2). 


Location:Entire Region
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Obama augurs better regional relations
Author/Source:Christopher Sabatini
Americas Society/Council Of The Americas
The Miami Herald
Brief:U.S. domestic and foreign policy goals depend on the cooperation of our neighbors to the south: restarting the Doha Round of free-trade talks, combating the flow of narcotics, tackling criminal networks and securing a rational flow of labor
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, Public Security, U.S. Policy
Title:The war south of the border
Author/Source:David Danelo
Los Angeles Times
The Miami Herald
Brief:As part of my ongoing research into border issues, I have visited Juarez six times over the last two years. Each time I return, I see a populace under greater siege
Location:Mexico
Category:Public Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Gunrunners' land of plenty
Author/Source:Todd Bensman
The San Antonio Express-News
Brief:It�s against the law to own or sell such guns under Mexico�s strict regulations, but as cartels on the warpath know, they are readily, abundantly and legally available at the Main Street sporting goods stores and gun shows of the United States
Location:Mexico
Category:Public Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Straw purchasers in the U.S. profit from murder in Mexico
Author/Source:Guillermo Contreras
The San Antonio Express-News
Brief:To arm themselves, Mexican cartels pick guns like they would choose toys from a catalog and tap the plentiful supply in the U.S.
Location:Venezuela
Category:Politics And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Oliver Stone announces Hugo Chavez documentary
Author/Source:Ben Child
The Guardian (UK)
Brief:New film will focus on the opposition the Venezuelan president has faced at home and abroad, especially from the Bush administration
Location:Venezuela
Category:U.S. Policy, Venezuelan Foreign Policy
Title:Chavez siente vientos a favor
Author/Source:BBC (UK)
Brief:"Aun cuando no hay que ser ingenuos", senalo el presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, refiriendose a la inminente llegada a la Casa Blanca de Barack Obama, "siento que hay vientos a favor"
Location:Venezuela
Category:U.S. Policy, Venezuelan Foreign Policy
Title:Venezuela dispuesta a reanudar cooperacion con DEA
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua)
Brief:El presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, reitero que su gobierno podria colaborar de nuevo con la Agencia antidrogas estadounidense (DEA), si se restablecen relaciones de respeto entre Caracas y Washingto

Friday, December 12, 2008

Location: Entire Region
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Remarks at Pathways to Prosperity Plenary Session I
Author/Source:Secretary Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:The Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Initiative aims to build on the remarkable democratic consolidation of our hemisphere over the last two decades.
Location: Entire Region
Category:Politics And Security, U.S. Policy
Title:Second U.S.-SICA Dialogue on Security
Author/Source:U.S. Department Of State
Brief:Following the Dialogue, several of the seven SICA member states will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States outlining the provision of e-Trace, an electronic system used to trace illicit firearms.
Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Latin American Democrats Need U.S. Support
Author/Source:Jose Maria Aznar, Vicente Fox, Andres Pastrana, Julio MAria
The Wall Street Journal
Brief:The enemies of freedom that share anti-Western views are now forming new alliances. Liberties and freedoms are progressively being diminished inside some Latin American countries
Location:Bolivia, Nicaragua
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:MCC Reiterates U.S. Commitment to Fight Poverty Board Calls on Partners to Recommit to Democratic Principles Colombia, Indonesia, Zambia now Eligible for Innovative Grants
Author/Source:MCC
Brief:The Board also voted to suspend assistance for new activities under the $175 million MCC compact in Nicaragua because of actions taken by the Nicaraguan government that are inconsistent with MCC�s eligibility criteria
Location:Bolivia, Nicaragua
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Marginan a Nicaragua y Bolivia de Cuenta del Milenio
Author/Source:Nestor Ikeda
The Miami Herald
Brief:La Corporacion Reto del Milenio (MCC) anuncio el jueves por la noche que ha suspendido su programa de 175 millones de dolares que ejecutaba con Nicaragua y decidio no reseleccionar a Bolivia como "elegible"
Location:Colombia
Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Alias �Don Diego�, listo para ser extraditado a Estados Unidos
Author/Source:Semana (Colombia)
Brief:Diego Leon Montoya fue en mucho tiempo uno de los hombres mas buscados por Estados Unidos, despues de Ben Laden. El ano pasado fue capturado en el Valle
Location:Colombia
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Pathways to Prosperity Education Initiative
Author/Source:U.S. Department Of State
Brief:We are pleased to announce the establishment of three new education and training projects to help spread the benefits of free trade throughout the Western Hemisphere. They are:
Location:Colombia
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Despego vuelo de la DEA que lleva extraditado a E.U. a 'Don Diego'
Author/Source:El Tiempo (Colombia)
Brief:El senalado narotraficante llego hacia las 9:30 a.m. de hoy a la base militar de Catam, para ser entregado a una comision de la agencia antidrogas DEA
Location:Colombia, Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Cocaine and meth prices soar as quality plummets: DEA
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
Brief:The price of a gram of cocaine in the US soared 89 percent -- from 96.61 dollars to 182.73 dollars -- from January 2007 to September 2008, said the Drug Enforcement Administration
Location:Colombia, Peru
Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Extraditions, Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Colombian Trio Extradited To Tampa On Drug Charges
Author/Source:Tampa Bay Online
Brief:Carlos Perlaza-Mosquera, 59, of Colombia, and Peruvian nationals Gustavo Temoche-Pingo, 46, and William Abad-Saavedra, 35, made their initial court appearances in Tampa this morning
Location:Dominican Republic
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:U.S. Marine Special Operations Train Dominican Forces, Enhance ‎Relationships
Author/Source:U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Felix A. Figueroa
SOCSOUTH Public Affairs Office
U.S. Southern Command
Brief:U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Special Operations Team-Eight recently provided training to the Dominican Republic Secretary of State Counter Terrorism Armed Forces or SEFA CT, as part of a Joint Combined Exchange Traini
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:El pueblo que no existe
Author/Source:Óscar Martinez
ElFaro.net
Brief:La guerra del narcotrafico en el norte de Mexico hizo que Estados Unidos redoblara la vigilancia en la frontera
Location:Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:DEA News: U.S. Cocaine Market Disrupted, Prices Continue 21-month Surge
Author/Source:PR Web
Brief:From January 2007 to September 2008, the price per pure gram of cocaine increased 89 percent, from $96.61 to $182.73, while purity decreased 32.1 percent, from 67 to 46 percent
Location:Nicaragua
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:EU prorroga Cuenta
Author/Source:Edgard Barberena, Mauricio Miranda
El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua)
Brief:La CRM, el millonario programa de asistencia economica que recibe Nicaragua de EEEUU para la ejecucion de proyectos de desarrollo en los departamentos de Leon y Chinandega, no fue cancelada de manera definitiva
Location:Panama
Category:Education, U.S. Policy
Title:Remarks at Signing Ceremony With Panamanian First Vice President and Foreign Minister Samuel Lewis
Author/Source:Secretary Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Department Of State
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:I'm delighted to be here today to celebrate the commitment of both our governments to increasing mutual understanding and providing greater opportunity for our citizens through educational opportunities
Location:Panama
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Remarks With Panamanian President Martin Torrijos
Author/Source:Secretary Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Department Of State
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:We have had a very good bilateral relationship. You and President Bush have developed an excellent working relationship and an excellent personal relationship.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Location: Entire Region
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Rice calls for Latin America to support free trade despite crisis
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
Brief:"Markets are not perfect (...) but they are engines of opportunity to achieve social justice," Rice said during what was likely to be her last visit to the region
Location: Entire Region
Category:Free Trade, U.S. Policy
Title:Rice says renew push for free trade despite crisis
Author/Source:Susan Cornwell, Andrew Beatty
Reuters
Brief:Western Hemisphere nations must renew commitments to free trade despite global financial turmoil, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said
Location: Entire Region
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Remarks at Pathways to Prosperity Plenary Session I
Author/Source:Secretary Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:Under President Bush, with the support of Congress, the United States has doubled development assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean
Location:Brazil
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:U.S. Navy Docs Embark Brazilian Navy Hospital Ship for Amazon Mission
Author/Source:MC1 Michael Wimbish
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs
U.S. Southern Command
Brief:Two U.S. Navy doctors recently embarked aboard a Brazilian Navy hospital ship for a month-long humanitarian medical outreach mission through the heart of the Amazon, helping to bring care to remote jungle villages along a 600-mile stretch of the Madeira R
Location:Colombia
Category:U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Colombia's Uribe has 'constructive' talk with Hillary Clinton
Author/Source:Agence France Presse
Brief:Uribe, who wants the US Congress to approve a free trade agreement the two countries signed in 2006, spoke with Clinton for 10 minutes
Location:Colombia, Mexico
Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Colombia Category:Narcotrafficking, U.S. Policy
Title:Authorities try to keep guns from drug cartels
Author/Source:Donna Leinwand
USA Today
Brief:The focus on gun smuggling comes as new Drug Enforcement Administration data out today show street prices of cocaine reaching near record levels
Location:Mexico
Category:Migration, U.S. Policy
Title:California to Open Additional Border Crossing in 2014
Author/Source:Antonio O. Garza
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:Today I am pleased to announce that the State Department has authorized Otay Mesa East to be a third crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California
Location:Panama
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:Remarks With Panamanian President Martin Torrijos
Author/Source:Secretary Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:Mr. President, I want to thank you and congratulate you too on the great progress that Panama has made during your presidency
Location:Venezuela
Category:Human Rights, U.S. Policy
Title:Proteccion de la Libertad: Sexagesimo Aniversario de la Declaracion Universal de Derechos Humanos
Author/Source:John Caulfield
U.S. Department Of State
Brief:Hace sesenta anos, en el periodo posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el mundo elaboro la Declaracion Universal de Derechos Humanos.

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