Press Release

Cuellar Meets with Colombian, Mexican Presidents to Combat Illegal Drug Trade

Rep. Cuellar met with military and federal police officials from both countries to discuss anti-narcotic strategy

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Washington, April 23, 2014 | comments

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) met with Colombian and Mexican officials last week to discuss joint efforts to combat the spread of illegal narcotics.  Congressman Cuellar traveled with Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY05) and other Members of the Appropriations Committee.  

The United States, Mexico, and Colombia have a partnership to assist in training security forces to eradicate drug crops, disrupt supply chains, and seize shipments.  As part of this partnership, the U.S. assists in training and equipping Mexican and Colombian security forces. Congressman Cuellar directs funds for these critical activities in the annual budget process.

Rep. Cuellar meets with the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, to discuss joint counter-narcotics efforts and energy reform. 

Rep. Cuellar meets with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, to discuss joint counter-narcotics efforts.

“Working with our partners in Mexico and Colombia, we can stop the flow of illegal drugs at their source, resulting in huge savings in dollars and human life,” said Congressman Cuellar.  “As a Member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for smart spending to stem the flow of illegal drugs and keep our communities in South Texas safe.  We have great partners in the Administrations of Mexico and Colombia and I look forward to continue our important work together.” 

For a full photo album of Rep. Cuellar’s meetings in Mexico and Colombia, please click HERE.

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