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Opium eradication efforts in Mexico

United States. General Accounting Office

Opium eradication efforts in Mexico

cautious optimism advised : Departments of State and Justice.

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of State,
  • United States. -- Dept. of Justice,
  • Opium.,
  • Drug Control -- Mexico.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesComptroller General"s report to the honorable Charles B. Rangel, House of Representatives
    ContributionsRangel, Charles B.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii leaves ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22427665M

      Since the record crop of , opium production has, in fact, declined somewhat-- to 6, tons last year (still over 90% of the world's opium supply). While U.N. analysts attribute this 20% reduction largely to eradication efforts, a more likely cause has been the global glut of heroin that came with the Afghan opium boom, and which had.   Afghan heroin is not fueling the deadly U.S. opiate epidemic to any significant degree. And there is very little the United States or other countries can do . Who's A Rat is the largest online database of informants and agents in USA.   Opium production in Afghanistan, which provides more than 90 percent of the world’s heroin, broke all records in , reaching a historic high despite ongoing U.S.-sponsored eradication efforts, the Bush administration reported yesterday.


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Opium eradication efforts in Mexico by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

According to estimates by the DEA, close to 80% of the heroin found in wholesale-level seizures was sourced to Mexico.

The most recent US efforts to support Mexican eradication are at least a year. Once a staple crop for drug traffickers, marijuana is giving way to the opium poppy. Between andthe amount Opium eradication efforts in Mexico book land on which opium poppy plantations were discovered and destroyed by the.

As the heroin business booms, driven by U.S. demand, Guerrero has been one of Mexico's most violent states. The Mexican Opium eradication efforts in Mexico book is demonstrating. InMexico hectares under cultivation, almost triple the area inaccording to US data.

Support for eradicating Mexico ‘s opium. In Mexico, the effectiveness of eradication efforts could vary regionally. In states such as Sinaloa, the planting of opium poppy is as much result of tradition as economic need.

In Guerrero, on the Opium eradication efforts in Mexico book hand, where opium poppy cultivation is Opium eradication efforts in Mexico book more recent development, acute poverty is the driving force behind many farmers’ decisions to grow Author: Deborah Bonello. Mexican government seizures of opium and eradication of poppy plantations have skyrocketed in recent years.

The trends are consistent: opium paste seizures in Mexico were up % between and. A soldier burns an illegal opium plantation in Guerrero, Mexico, Aug. 24, (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters) In the mountains of Mexico's tropical sierra, an ever-growing expanse of pink poppy flowers has pushed prices so low for opium paste, the gummy raw ingredient of heroin, that farmer Santiago Sanchez worries about how he will feed and clothe Opium eradication efforts in Mexico book family.

The ride-along marked the first time Mexico's army has allowed U.S. and U.N. officials to Opium eradication efforts in Mexico book its efforts since it took over most drug eradication activities inand three more site. Poppy cultivation and opium extraction were adopted decades ago by farming communities in the mountains of Mexico and Colombia, and the practice persists despite its illegality and constant efforts at eradication.

A Drug Warrior’s Inside Look at the War on Afghanistan’s Heroin Trade A DEA veteran recounts fighting the Taliban and the CIA while trying to bring down Afghan drug : AJ Vicens.

Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the joint U.S.-Mexico opium poppy and marijuana aerial eradication program in terms of the extent to which: (1) the program reduced the Mexican poppy and marijuana crops; (2) Mexico effectively used U.S.-provided aircraft and other resources; and (3) formal bilateral agreements provided the ongoing cooperation needed to expeditiously.

Defying U.S. efforts to curtail it, Afghan opium production has skyrocketed over the course of the year war. Last year, Afghan farmers grew poppies — the plant from which opium is extracted. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan wants stronger efforts to stem the flow of heroin and fentanyl from Mexico, as the U.S.

government is criticizing lower opium poppy eradication in Mexico. The eradication plan is termed a success as the amount of "Mexican Mud" in the U.S. drug market declines. Mexico and Peru.

Opium production in Burma increases under the rule of the State. Eradication efforts include burning as well as aerial fumigation. A soldier throws opium poppies onto a fire.

In Mexico, nea acres of land are used to grow poppies to produce opium. Afghanistan has been the world's leading illicit opium producer since Afghanistan's opium poppy harvest produces more than 90% of illicit heroin globally, and more than 95% of the European supply.

More land is used for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca cultivation in Latin America. In93% of the non-pharmaceutical-grade opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan.

The U.S. vowed to defeat Islamic State in Afghanistan inand is actively targeting the Taliban. These terrorists get or can get significant funding from opium.

To defeat narco-terrorism in. world's largest producer of opium; poppy cultivation increased 63 percent, tohectares in ; while eradication increased slightly, it still remains well below levels achieved in ; the crop yielded an estimated 9, mt of raw opium, a 88% increase over ; the Taliban and other antigovernment groups participate in and profit from the opiate trade, which is a key source of.

Mexico is a major source of the heroin and marijuana which enters the IJnited States, and the flow is increasing despite years of opium poppy and marijuana crop eradication efforts.

Mexico was once considered as having one of the most successful crop eradication programs in the world. Reported opium poppy eradication in selected countries, to (hectares) Sources: UNODC annual reports questionnaire, Government reports, reports of regional bodies, and the United States International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Notes: In this table, only eradication reported in terms of area is considered.

Mexico’s efforts to eradicate the crops also increased. Óscar Santiago Quintos, head of the PGR drug policy office, said authorities destro hectares of poppies last year compared to.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Eradication efforts (undertaken at international behest) may have helped spark the renewed violence—and then, as always, insurgency wars fuel the opium trade, providing warlords incentive to encourage production through high prices in order to resell to traffickers and fund their warchests.

A classic vicious cycle. An Overview of Mexico’s “Drug War” It is difficult to say when Mexico’s “Drug War” began. For nearly a century, the United States and Mexico have been engaged in operations to halt the production of drugs south of the border as well as their shipment to the United States, which is the world’s largest drug market.

And government eradication efforts leave opium-growing peasants little choice but to align with whatever militia will offer them some protection. The ceasefire accord (which only included a fraction of the militias) only mentions an eventual "consultation" on the eradication program.

But this is unlikely to buy the program much support. Despite these efforts poppy cultivation in Mexico increased to 32, hectares (ha) inf ha inaccording to the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

23 The U.S. Government estimated that Mexico’s potential production of heroin in totaled 81 metric tons, three times its. Afghanistan’s Role in Iran’s Drug Problem. A rise in drug use in Iran is one overlooked consequence of the surge in opium production in the Taliban-run provinces of southern Afghanistan.

As to the recent past, a UNODC report says “opium poppy was not really a ‘traditional crop’ in Afghanistan” and that “unlike many other countries in the region, Afghanistan did not have much of an ‘opium culture’” in the past.

The UNODC report quoted earlier said that, according to the then most recent data sent by the Afghan government (in ), “in the area. As addictive as its subject matter, Opium Fiend should come with a warning that it may lead to lost nights and weekends of intensely pleasurable reading.”—Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill and Hella Nation “This is a beautiful book.

Opium Fiend is clear and honest/5(). Opium and the people of Laos / Joseph Westermeyer It continues with coverage of eradication efforts, and the environmental impact of drug plant production. In its final chapter, it synthesizes the major points made and forecasts future directions of crop substitution programs, international eradication efforts, and changes in indigenous.

U.S. has been quietly helping Mexico with new, high-tech ways to fight opium United States to evaluate the scope of poppy production or verify Mexican eradication efforts, said David Murray, a. The early eradication strategy was largely abandoned in favor of going after big opium dealers and encouragng farmers to grow other crops.

But that really hasn't worked, either. Concept. The concept of opium replacement was first developed within an agricultural framework, most notably in ltural engineers sought to identify crops that would generate more income than the opium the late s and early s, rural development projects caused the terms opium replacement and opium substitution to be superseded by integrated rural development.

To meet the U.S. demand for heroin, Mexico is enlisting children to harvest opium. The money is too much to ignore for most, and the terrain is more manageable for those of slighter frame. Innearly 30 thousand hectares of opium poppy crops were eradicated in Mexico.

The land area occupied by poppy crops that were destroyed increased from thousand hectares registered in   But these efforts are being overwhelmed as farmers (the majority of Afghans) prepare for a big drop in foreign spending next year.

The opium trade. was a banner year for Afghanistan’s booming opium industry. According to a United Nations annual survey released on Wednesday, opium cultivation set a record inincreasing by an impressive 7 percent year-over-year and up nearly 50 percent from Afghanistan presently produces 80 percent of the world’s heroin which provides billions of dollars [ ].

North America:: Mexico. All Space Capital Places Landscapes. Satellite radar topography image of a portion of Central America. Due to persistent cloud cover, obtaining conventional high-altitude photos of this region is extrordinarily difficult.

Radar's ability to penetrate clouds and make 3-D measurements allowed scientists to generate the. The farmers in Juquila Yucucani do not consider themselves criminals, and say current poppy eradication efforts by the army also sometimes destroy legal crops.

Seeds of the opium poppy plant. Though opium production has expanded geographically, certain regions still produce the vast majority of Mexico’s crop. They include Guerrero, where every one of the state’s 81 municipalities has been involved at some level in opium production, where the military claimed that communities were involved in opium production inand where Padgett claims 60% of Mexican opium is grown.

NOTE: The information regarding Pdf on this page is re-published from the World Pdf Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mexico Economy information contained here.

All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Economy should be addressed to the CIA. Efforts to crack down on drug trafficking across the Mexico-U.S. download pdf following the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

on Septem led to reported increases in heroin availability in Mexican border towns (Medina-Mora and Rojas Guiot, ). Border crossings between Mexico and the U.S. were interrupted for approximately 3 weeks after the Cited by:   MEXICO CITY — For the first time in at least a decade, Ebook army is allowing the United States and the United Nations to observe opium poppy eradication, a step toward deeper cooperation to fight heroin traffickers, three sources in Mexico said.