Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Disturbing Truth Behind Obama's Travel Madness (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b01d898eb970c 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Supporters of Barack Obama tout his dedication to the responsibilities of the presidency by noting that he had taken 96 days of vacation at the point in his term that President George W. Bush had taken a reported 335. But they admit that 51 of Bush’s trips were to his Texas ranch, while records show that Obama’s destinations have ranged from exotic European and African locales to pricey digs to Hawaii, where he’s sometimes traveled separately from his family, effectively doubling transportation costs for taxpayers. Steve Peacock WND: $110 million for Embassy ... in Suriname?,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c36a6be8c970b 2013-02-06T19:39:38-05:00 2013-02-06T19:39:38-05:00 My latest from WND: "$110 million for Embassy ... in Suriname?" Steve Peacock Bullets Over Bogota: DEA Flight Unit to Stockpile Ammo,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017742bf0e4a970d 2012-06-26T17:57:06-04:00 2012-06-26T17:57:06-04:00 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration tentatively is planning to purchase 121,000 rounds of ammunition specifically for DEA Aviation Division operations in the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Afghanistan. Steve Peacock House Panel Tackling State Dept., Foreign Ops Bill This Morning,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168eb9276ae970c 2012-05-17T11:57:48-04:00 2012-05-17T12:28:46-04:00 The House Appropriations Committee this morning is marking up the FY2013 State, Foreign Operations, and Other Programs bill. Some cuts are proposed, and yet much stays the same. The so-called Drug War, to cite one example, will continue unabated. Steve Peacock USAID Launching El Salvador Food & Trade Initiative,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676645091c970b 2012-05-07T14:37:58-04:00 2012-05-07T14:37:58-04:00 USAID will embark upon a what it is calling the Regional Integrated Trade and Food Security Project in El Salvador. Steve Peacock U.S. Taxpayers May Fund Peruvian Government-Improvement Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168e767e0ef970c 2012-02-15T18:27:40-05:00 2012-02-15T18:27:40-05:00 Improving the delivery of local and regional government services to disadvantaged populations in Peru is the focus of a proposed new 60-month project of USAID. Steve Peacock Spotlight On: U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162ffefdc3e970d 2012-01-21T12:01:41-05:00 2012-01-21T12:01:41-05:00 USTDA, an independent White House agency, in recent weeks awarded several contracts and separately launched multiple initiatives in nations including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, South Africa, Vietnam, and Turkey. Steve Peacock Hearing: “Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.”,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015392258526970b 2011-10-07T18:59:20-04:00 2011-10-07T18:59:45-04:00 The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, October 13, will host a hearing titled, “Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.” Steve Peacock Contract Further Entangles Nation in Global, Peruvian, and World Bank Enviro Agreements,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e89d01fdd970d 2011-07-13T10:38:04-04:00 2011-07-13T10:38:04-04:00 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday awarded a $39 million contract to Chemonics to carry out environmental project tied to trade agreements. 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