Mexico's Anti-Drug Efforts: Effects of Past U.S. Pressures and Sanctions [March 13, 1997] [open pdf - 46KB]
"This report provides an analysis of past U.S. pressures and sanctions on Mexico related to drug trafficking and the effect that this action had on Mexico's cooperation in counter-narcotics efforts. After examining the interplay of U.S. congressional action and Mexico's narcotics control efforts from roughly 1975 to 1994, the report concludes that the effects are mixed and not entirely clear. When conditions were imposed in the mid- 1980s, the late 1980s, and the early 1990s, Mexico reduced anti-drug cooperation. At other times, Mexico appeared to be more cooperative as drug certification decisions were approaching."
CRS Report for Congress, 97-361