March 30, 2000 |
Drug enforcement officials Wednesday unveiled the results of what they called the biggest international effort ever to stem the tidal wave of Colombian drugs flowing through the Caribbean to U.S. shores. Dubbed "Operation Conquistador," the 17-day crackdown that ended Sunday involved 26 Caribbean and Central and South American countries, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.
March 12, 1999 |
President Clinton, the leaders of six Central American nations and the head of the Dominican Republic agreed Thursday on the need to find "humanitarian solutions" to the problems posed by migration to the United States and pledged to work together to eliminate remaining trade barriers.
November 15, 1998 |
The United States is sending an additional $45 million in equipment and services to Central American nations devastated by Hurricane Mitch, President Clinton said Saturday. "A storm shows no respect for boundaries, and we should respond the same way," Clinton said in his weekly radio address. "The United States will spare no aid to the people of Central America--our fellow Americans."
May 10, 1997 |
Whether poring over ancient artifacts, singing Spanish tunes with Mexican children or touring a tropical rain forest during a steady shower, President Clinton has managed to escape the pressures of the issues facing him on his Latin American journey and relax. The president's enthusiasm for his travels was especially evident in Mexico, the first stop of his weeklong journey.
January 28, 1997 |
A newly declassified CIA training manual details torture methods used against suspected subversives in Central America during the 1980s, casting doubt on agency claims that no such methods were taught there. "Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual--1983" was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The CIA also declassified a Vietnam-era training manual that also taught torture and is believed to have been a basis for the 1983 manual.
February 27, 1996 |
In a major address before El Salvador's Legislative Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher on Monday called for stronger ties between the United States and Central America to expand trade and strengthen still-struggling democracies in the region. He also pledged greater U.S. support on crime and counter-narcotics programs, immigration issues and environmental problems to consolidate recent political and economic gains.