Fight Against Narcotics Trafficking, Jack Devine & Amanda Mattingly; Latin America Advisor, February 2013

TAG’s President Jack Devine and Latin America expert Amanda Mattingly answered questions about how the U.S. has “militarized the battle” against narcotics traffickers in the Americas for a recent issue of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor. Mr. Devine and Ms. Mattingly responded that it is in the U.S. national security interest to support the governments and people of Latin America in the fight against criminal organizations that benefit from the drug trade and undermine regional security, democratic institutions, the rule of law and economic development.

You can read the full text of Mr. Devine and Ms. Mattingly’s joint response
here: Latin America Advisor: February 2013, “Fight Against Narcotics Trafficking”