Where the Aid Would Go 

Where the Aid Would Go 
Posted by FoM on January 12, 2000 at 10:06:48 PT
Nation & World
Source: Seattle Times
Southern Colombia: $600 million to help train and equip two more special anti-drug military units to support the Colombian National Police in a large section controlled by guerrillas. Aim is to reduce drug cultivation in an area that has seen a huge increase. Military aid includes 30 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and 18 more UH-1 Huey helicopters.
Drug interdiction: $341 million for more planes, radar and communication to attack drug trafficking, with some of that money going to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.Drug eradication: $96 million to help national police eradicate coca and poppy fields.Economic development: $145 million to provide alternatives to farmers who grow coca and poppy, and for economic development.Judicial reform and crime fighting: $93 million to help reform the judicial system, protect human rights and crack down on money-laundering and high-tech economic crimes.SOURCE: Defense and State departments, Office of National Drug Control Policy Published: January 12, 2000Copyright  2000 The Seattle Times Company Related Articles:U.S. Asks $1.6 Billion for Colombian Drug War - 1/11/2000 To Unveil Aid Package For Colombia - 1/10/2000 to Give Colombia $1 Billion to Fight Drugs - 1/07/2000 
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