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Editors: Craig Nefstead and Melissa Thayer
Book Description:
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the oldest multilateral regional organization in the world. It was founded in 1948 by the United States and 20 Latin American nations to serve as a forum for addressing issues of mutual concern. Over time, the organization expanded to include all 35 independent countries of the Western Hemisphere (though Cuba currently is excluded from participation). The organization's areas of focus have also shifted over time, evolving in accordance with the priorities of its member states. Today, the OAS concentrates on four broad objectives: democracy promotion, human rights protection, economic and social development, and regional security cooperation. It carries out a wide variety of activities to advance these goals, often providing policy guidance and technical assistance to member states. This book provides an overview of the OAS history and issues for Congress, with a focus on illicit drug trafficking and terrorism issues. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp.i-xii

Organization of American States: Background and Issues for Congress
(Peter J. Meyer, CRS) pp. 1-40

Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy and Key Issues for Congress in 2012
(Mark P. Sullivan, June S. Beittel, Anne Leland, Peter J. Meyer, Clare Ribando Seelke, Maureen Taft-Morales, CRS) pp. 41-70

Latin America and the Caribbean: Illicit Drug Trafficking and U.S. Counterdrug Programs
(Clare Ribando Seelke, Liana Sun Wyler, June S. Beittel, Mark P. Sullivan, CRS) pp. 71-116

Latin America: Terrorism Issues
(Mark P. Sullivan, CRS) pp. 117-152

Index pp. 153-164

   Series:
      Foreign Policy of the United States
      Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- December
   Pages: 176, 6x9 - (NBC-G)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-950-1
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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