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Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues Subcommittee

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    Zika Virus Prevention Efforts

    Dr. Tom Frieden was one of the three witnesses at a hearing on prevention efforts against the Zika virus. Dr. Frieden in his testimony outlined the preparations in the U.S. for the…

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    Foreign Relations: Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women

    Hearings to examine barriers to education globally, focusing on getting girls in the classroom.

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    Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on combating drug trafficking and heroin abuse in the U.S. They also addressed U.S.-Mexico drug interdiction efforts, strategies to combat fentanyl abuse,…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials testified at a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on the United State’s human rights and…

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    Business in Latin America

    Witnesses testified on the benefits and challenges of trade relations with Latin America. Among the issues they discussed were increased competition from China, market access barriers, and…

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    Civil Society in Cuba

    Witnesses testified about human rights abuses in Cuba. Among the issues they addressed were the plight of Cuban dissidents, the status of Alan Gross who was an American being detained in Cuba,…

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    Trafficking and Narcotics in the Caribbean

    U.S. narcotics officials testified on the increasing incidence of drug trafficking and violence in Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Democracy in the Americas

    The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs held a hearing on democracy in the Americas. Topics included the strength of…

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    Ambassadors Confirmation Hearing

    Senator Coleman, chairman of the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs Subcommittee, held a confirmation hearing for David H. Wilkins to be the ambassador to Canada.…

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    Cuba and Biological Weapons

    Mr. Ford testified about Cuba’s capability to manufacture and export chemical and biological weapons. He talked about unclassified intelligence information concerning limited development…

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    U.S.-Colombia Relations

    Witnesses testified about relations with Colombia and efforts to eliminate drug production and trafficking. Among the issues they addressed were potential increased military cooperation…

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    Cost of U.S. Actions in Haiti

    Committee members heard testimony from various foreign affairs officials and experts concerning the cost and effectiveness of U.S. operations in Haiti designed to restore democracy.

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    Promoting Democracy in Cuba

    The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 2918, the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, legislation that would promote a peaceful transition to democracy in Cuba. Senators Mack and Graham and Rep.…

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    Contra Aid & the Central American Peace Plan

    The subcommittee concludes oversight hearings on providing assistance to the Nicaraguan resistance movement (Contras) in support of the Central American peace process.

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    U.S. Policies with Panama

    The Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and Peace Corps Affairs heard testimony on the decision to restrict economic and military aid to Panama.

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    Foreign Relations: Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women

    Hearings to examine democracy and human rights, focusing on the case for United States leadership.