Government reports relevant to Latin America obtained in the past month
- The DEA’s annual overview of principal illicit drug threats.
2019 Drug Enforcement Administration National Drug Threat Assessment (Washington: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, January 30, 2020) <PDF at https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-01/2019-NDTA-final-01-14-2020_Low_Web-DIR-007-20_2019.pdf>.
- The Southern Command’s annual overview of its activities, given in congressional testimony.
Adm. Craig Faller, Posture Statement of Admiral Craig S. Faller Commander, United States Southern Command Before the 116th Congress Senate Armed Services Committee January 30, 2020 (Miami: U.S. Southern Command, January 30, 2020) <PDF at https://www.southcom.mil/Portals/7/Documents/Posture%20Statements/SASC%20SOUTHCOM%20Posture%20Statement_FINAL.pdf?ver=2020-01-30-081357-560>.
- GAO finds that the Treasury Department should improve its reporting to Congress about designations of individuals and entities involved in drug trafficking. It finds that the countries with the most kingpin designations worldwide are (1) Mexico, (2) Colombia, and (4) Honduras).
Counternarcotics: Treasury Reports Some Results from Designating Drug Kingpins, but Should Improve Information on Agencies’ Expenditures (Washington: U.S. Government Accountability Office, January 15, 2020) <PDF at https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-112>.
- The President must notify Congress of any pending Foreign Military Sale of defense articles or services exceeding $50 million, of design and construction services exceeding $200 million, or any major defense equipment exceeding $14 million.
Argentina – Support for EDA P-3C Aircraft (Washington: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, December 19, 2019) <PDF at https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/argentina_19-58.pdf>.
- A State Department document consisting mainly of statistical tables documenting worldwide arms transfers. Comprehensive, usually a few years behind.
World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2019 (Washington: U.S. Department of State, December 2019) <.zip file, or go to https://www.state.gov/world-military-expenditures-and-arms-transfers-2019/>.