May 30, 2017

Mexico, Colombia Meetings Show US Security Policy on Unsure Footing

-- This is quite a complete article on Trump's drug policy- or lack thereof. It brings together the May 18 meeting between Tillerson, Kelly, Osorio and Videgray and the vague emphasis on demand reduction and striking at the financial empires,  with Trump's meeting with Colombia's Santos  (back to supply-side enforcement, with an aside Trump's eyeroll-provoking confusion between
cocoa and coca). Session's get-tough stance, and a budget that fails to back up pretty much any of those intentions except the military ones.--

Written by Mimi Yagoub and Tristan Clavel

Friday, 19 May 2017

A recent visit by top US officials to Mexico and a meeting between the presidents of Colombia and the United States in Washington, DC have provided further evidence that the US security strategy in Latin America under the new administration has yet to find its footing.

On May 18, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso and Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong to discuss future collaboration against organized crime and drug trafficking.

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