Jun 23, 2011

Whack-a-mole Drug War: US pledges more foreign aid to fight drug cartels

Still throwing good money after bad

The Associated Press: US pledges more foreign aid to fight drug cartels: "The Obama administration pledged Wednesday to increase its investment in Central America*s security to nearly $300 million this year to thwart the expanding activities of drugs cartels threatening to destabilize the entire region.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the release of new funds at a meeting of 12 regional countries and donor nations. Some of the money was previously allotted or is being repackaged from other programs, but the total figure represents a more than 10 percent jump from last year's aid of $260 million, U.S. officials said."

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