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Old 07-07-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Instead of spending all these BILLIONS of dollars on Iraq, where nothing is being done, why can't we be giving some of that to Mexico and try to help them out?
For decades we have continued to waste BILLIONS in foreign aid to the corrupt country known as Mexico:

Plan Mexico

Aug 16th 2007 | MEXICO CITY
From The Economist print edition
Agreement nears on anti-drug aid


ON TAKING office as Mexico's president last December, Felipe Calderón made a crackdown against drug gangs his first action. He was prompted by violence that has seemed to spiral out of control in the past few years, with hundreds of murders—and severed heads dumped in public places. He sent the army into nine states, announced a reform of the police—and began talking to the United States about an aid package. The details are now close to being finalised. An announcement may come on August 20th or 21st at a meeting in Quebec between Mr Calderón, George Bush and Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper.

Though neither side will be keen to say so, the aid scheme is likely to bear some resemblance to Plan Colombia, under which the United States has given aid totalling some $5 billion over the past seven years. According to Mexico's attorney-general, Eduardo Medina Mora, discussions were still under way but the aid would be geared to equipment and training.



Mexico and the United States | Plan Mexico | Economist.com
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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For decades we have continued to waste BILLIONS in foreign aid to the corrupt country known as Mexico:

Plan Mexico

Aug 16th 2007 | MEXICO CITY
From The Economist print edition
Agreement nears on anti-drug aid


ON TAKING office as Mexico's president last December, Felipe Calderón made a crackdown against drug gangs his first action. He was prompted by violence that has seemed to spiral out of control in the past few years, with hundreds of murders—and severed heads dumped in public places. He sent the army into nine states, announced a reform of the police—and began talking to the United States about an aid package. The details are now close to being finalised. An announcement may come on August 20th or 21st at a meeting in Quebec between Mr Calderón, George Bush and Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper.

Though neither side will be keen to say so, the aid scheme is likely to bear some resemblance to Plan Colombia, under which the United States has given aid totalling some $5 billion over the past seven years. According to Mexico's attorney-general, Eduardo Medina Mora, discussions were still under way but the aid would be geared to equipment and training.



Mexico and the United States | Plan Mexico | Economist.com


That is why I love this forum! I learn so much from all of you. Great info JDubsMom, I did not know that.
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