All about the Merida Initiative
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is offering a new Web resource about the Merida Initiative, President Bush's plan to create a new security partnership with Mexico and Central American countries. Congress is mulling the proposal, which is coming under heavy fire from conservative Republicans who feel the plan's $1.6 billion would be better spent on U.S. border security. The new portal includes background, analysis from different points of view, links to hearings and other resources.
--Nicole Gaouette in Washington