The following article was published almost three weeks ago in the Mexican weekly Proceso, but we’ve just seen it now. It’s still important enough to translate and share.
It presents more information than any other source about the mostly military aid package for Mexico that the Bush administration is likely to request of the U.S. Congress this fall. (The article in Spanish is available for a fee on the Proceso website.)
Among the information that is new to us:
- The aid package (like the original “Plan Colombia”) will be for six years.
- The total amount will be between $700 million and $1 billion over those six years, which is only about one-fifth to one-quarter the size of Plan Colombia.
- Mexico will contribute another $200 million to the package.