January 9, 2014

Drug Traffickers Threaten Central America

Elliott Abrams, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

Thirty years after the Kissinger commission report, democracy and peace in Central America are again at risk. This time the foreign intervention is from immensely wealthy criminal gangs. The U.S. posture of neutrality in elections is right — but our tilt toward Zelaya in Honduras in 2009 and our failure today to state our concerns about the FMLN’s drug ties can tilt elections as well. If people like Merino come to power, Salvadorans’ hopes for democracy and peace, and our own hopes for continuing cooperation against narcotics trafficking, may be lost.

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TAGGED: Central America, Drugs, War On Drugs, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico

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