Bush seeks $500 million for Mexico’s drug war
Another $50 million would go to Central America’s efforts in the joint project
— Houston Chronicle2
President Bush asked Congress today for $550 million to help Mexico and Central America fight drug trafficking amid escalating violence, particularly on the Texas-Mexico border.
The funding request, part of a two- to three-year package that would total about $1.4 billion, is included in a $46 billion proposal for additional funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2 = article may expire in a few weeks