Oct 17, 2011

Drug War - Merida Initiative: Emerging Threats and Security in the Americas

Testimony of William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, October 13, 2011

Latin American Herald Tribune -: ""Hemispheric security is a work in progress," says US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield. "But the purpose that drives our engagement in support of our regional neighbors is one of critical importance that cannot be overstated. When credible law enforcement capacity and systems of justice are built, criminal information sharing, judicial cooperation, human rights, counternarcotics, and counter-terrorism programs can take hold. Where they are absent, transnational criminals operate with impunity, threatening the safety and security of our citizens at home and abroad. "" read more

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