Just the Facts 1999 Edition: A civilians guide to U.S. defense and security assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. A project of the Latin America Working Group, in cooperation with the Center for International Policy, by Adam Isacson and Joy Olson. Available from LAWG, 100 Maryland Ave NE Box 15, Washington, DC 20002, for US$ 18.95. According to co-author Adam Isacson, Congress has got to start minding the store when it comes to oversight of U.S. military programs with Latin America. U.S. military training to the region continues to be extensive and largely unexamined. In Colombia, the United States runs the risk of involving itself in that nations civil war. But very few in Congress and the Administration are asking the hard questions.
The Peace Process in Colombia and U.S. Policy, a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, September 28, 1999, brought together policy-makers from both the Congress and the Executive branch as well as an array of analysts and activists from Colombia. A publication based on the conference will be available in Spring 2000 from the Woodrow Wilson Center, Latin American Program, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20004.
Counternarcotics Policy and Prospects for Peace: Eradication and Alternative Development in Southern Colombia, organized by the George Washington University and the Washington Office on Latin America, October 29, 1999. For a publication based on this seminar, which included presentations by researchers Ricardo Vargas and Rodrigo Velaidez (see articles this issue), interior minister Néstor Humberto Martínez, and UNDCP representative Klaus Nyholm, contact WOLA at 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, #200, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 797-2171 (phone), (202) 797-2172 (fax).
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