Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-12-20T06:22:21-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Prisons for Haiti: U.S. to Build Two Complexes Near Port au Prince (NEWS BRIEF),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee67285a3970d 2012-12-20T06:22:21-05:00 2012-12-20T06:22:21-05:00 The U.S. Department of State is arranging the construction of two prison facilities outside Haiti's capital of Port au Prince. Steve Peacock U.S. Treasury Seeks Help in Mending Economy -- But Whose Economy?,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8a0cdcea970d 2011-07-22T14:31:58-04:00 2011-07-22T14:34:01-04:00 As congressional and White House budget battles rage on along the littered landscape of national financial woes, the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury this week reached to the private sector for help. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks to Fill Crime-Prevention Advisor Slots in Mexico,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e89746a70970d 2011-06-28T15:57:27-04:00 2011-06-28T18:30:19-04:00 The U.S. government is deploying law enforcement advisors to Mexico to assist that nation in stepping up activities of an anti-crime endeavor known as the Merida Initiative. Steve Peacock USAID Launches 'Clean Stoves' Project in Haiti,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e89253df8970d 2011-06-14T20:47:35-04:00 2011-06-16T13:24:44-04:00 The creation of market demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves in Haiti is one of the latest endeavors to emerge from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Steve Peacock Senate Panel Questions Whether $3.1 Billion in 'Drug War' Contracts Were Worthwhile,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015432e60ad5970c 2011-06-09T13:34:17-04:00 2011-06-09T14:22:57-04:00 The federal government doled out $3.1 billion in contracts to vendors in the "War on Drugs" from 2005-2009 in Latin America alone, but has no clue whether this outsourcing was effective in helping to achieve its counternarcotics goals, a Senate panel has determined. Steve Peacock U.S. Spends Lavishly on Foreign Energy Projects; Investment Banker-Turned-Bureaucrat Oversees Billion-Dollar Program,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201538e1cd58d970b 2011-04-25T10:34:59-04:00 2012-06-21T14:40:56-04:00 A U.S. taxpayer-funded overseas "clean energy" initiative will top the billion-dollar mark if U.S. Agency for International Development plans are moved forward. Most of the funds – some of which have not yet received congressional authorization – are devoted to energy infrastructure and exploration projects in USAID-designated “critical priority countries”... Steve Peacock