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Mitigating the “Balloon Effect”: Pressure on Mexican Routes Leads to Trafficking Back to Caribbean, Central America

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  Border Security, Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public / Mental Health, Public Security  /  Comments Off on Mitigating the “Balloon Effect”: Pressure on Mexican Routes Leads to Trafficking Back to Caribbean, Central America

At a media roundtable in Miami on November 8, 2011, William Brownfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, projected the return of drug traffickers to old Caribbean smuggling routes used in the 1970s and 1980s due to heightened law enforcement measures on land routes through Mexico. Brownfield suggested […]

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