Skip to comments.U.S. Anti-Drug Plan Would Recast Legal System in Mexico
Posted on 11/18/2007 9:26:23 AM PST by 3AngelaD
MEXICO CITY -- The Bush administration's proposed counternarcotics aid package for Mexico would set in motion a vast reengineering of the country's justice system, revamping the legal education process, creating a network of court clerks and helping to write new laws...The $500 million plan would also fund anti-drug and human rights campaigns and new citizen complaint centers. It would provide money for efforts to develop "centers of moral authority" and for media campaigns to create "a culture of lawfulness..."
Under the plan, which has drawn criticism from some on Capitol Hill, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons would conduct training sessions and military officers would provide instruction related to aircraft.
Nearly every sector of Mexico's federal justice system would receive a slice of the proposed aid, with millions being doled out for equipment and training for prosecutors, federal police, prison managers and customs inspectors...The aid was requested by the Mexican government, which has been struggling to contain a war among drug cartels that are blamed for more than 4,000 killings in the past 18 months... About 40 percent of the aid package would go to the Mexican military, which would receive helicopters, planes and ion scanners, which detect traces of drugs....
The U.S. effort to sell the plan in Mexico...has been hampered by inaccurate reports in Mexican media...The Mexican attorney general's office would receive more than $70 million for an array of projects, including forensics labs and anti-corruption training, as well as for armored vehicles for 30 prosecutors and 13 investigators...An existing program that allows Mexican and U.S. prosecutors working in parts of the border area to share information would be extended along the full length of the border...
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why is the Us paying for anything mexican....the US pays enough for the mexicans already....
they have plenty of oil money...let them pay for it!!!
Because this open border government can. No one is stopping them. That's why.
Carlos Slim has 62 billion. Let him write a check. More Bush nonsense!
“Because this open border government can. No one is stopping them. That’s why”
That's Question 1. Question 2 is what business does the US have imposing this violation of their sovereignty on Mexico? Our problem now it that THEY don't respect OUR sovereignty. Returning the favor just justifies it.
If Mexico wants to let drug dealers run wild in their streets that's their business (I mean it really is their business). If we don't like it we should just build a better fence... Then again, that may impact the bottom line on some financial institutions in the American Southwest. (Not that I would ever accuse our banks of money laundering.)
Let's repeat that 62 billion times...this jerk doesn't need or deserve our money, for anything.
And don't shop at CompUSA, one of his little jewels in our country.
Thanks for the tip!
"Ees no my chob."
“The Bush administration’s proposed counternarcotics aid package for Mexico would set in motion a vast reengineering of the country’s justice system, revamping the legal education process, creating a network of court clerks and helping to write new laws...”
A load of horsesh#t. Most of it will end up in some corrupt Mexican official’s pocket. And Bush will get his kickbacks.
That's the richest man in the world.
From one of the worst countries in the world.
If we weren't on the other side of the border, his country would be worth zip and he would be just another shyster trying to stay one step ahead of the other thugs.
LOL! Monopolies izz my chob!
Well, considering in the NYC metro area, CompUSA has fallen flat and pulled out of many brick and mortar stores, this one is a done deal. Over priced, crappy service, feebs for store clerks, I only used the place to get same day software. Kinda glad they are outta here.
“If Mexico wants to let drug dealers run wild in their streets that’s their business”
True. But all the Marxists and neocons think that we should be reshaping the world in our own image instead of just building a fence and learning how to mind our own business.
The War on Drugs demands increasing controls and powers - reminds me Hayek's "Road to Serfdom".
Might not et the Mexican constitution re-written but then we could just mail them a copy of ours.....it's never needed rewriting.
more likely, the u.s. government will continue to be contaminated by mexican corruption.
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