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PUBLIC LAW 100-690—NOV. 18, 1988
102 STAT. 4273
Administration agent Enrique Camarena Salazar and his pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar and those responsible for the 1986 detention and torture of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Victor Cortez, Junior. (c) JOINT AIR OPERATIONS AND JOINT CREWING.—In making deter-
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minations with respect to Mexico pursuant to section 481(h)(2)(A)(i) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for fiscal year 1989, the President shall consider whether the Government of Mexico has responded favorably to the United States proposals to establish, and is making measurable progress toward implementing— (1) a joint United States-Mexico airborne apprehension capability (commonly referred to as "joint air operations"); and (2) joint air surveillance operations (commonly referred to as "joint crewing"). (d) BANKING INFORMATION CONCERNING MONEY LAUNDERING.—
The Congress encourages the Government of Mexico, upon ratification of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between the United States and Mexico, to furnish banking information pursuant to that treaty which would permit the successful investigation and prosecution in the United States of major narco-terrorists who use Mexican financial institutions to "launder" their profits. SEC. 4305. ASSISTANCE FOR COLOMBIA.
(a) SIZE OF MILITARY ASSISTANCE GROUP.—The third sentence of section 515(c)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (relating to countries authorized to have more than 6 members of the Armed Forces assigned to carry out international security assistance programs) is amended by inserting "Colombia," after "Honduras,". 22 USC 232ii. (b) INCREASED MILITARY ASSISTANCE.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out chapter 2 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (relating to the grant military assistance program) $15,000,000 as supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1989, which are authorized to remain available until expended. These funds shall be available only to provide defense articles to the armed forces of Colombia to support their efforts to combat illicit narcotics production and trafficking. (c) PROTECTION FROM NARCO-TERRORIST ATTACKS.— (1) EARMARK OF FUNDS.—Of the funds made
available for fiscal year 1989 to carry out chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (relating to the Economic Support Fund), not less than $5,000,000 shall be used to provide to the Government of Colombia such assistance as it may request to provide protection against narco-terrorist attacks on judges, other government officials, and members of the press. (2) WAIVER OF PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE TO POLICE FORCES.—
The assistance provided for in paragraph (1) may be provided without regard to section 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. (3) NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS.—Funds made available pursuant to paragraph (1) may not be obligated until at least 15 days after the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate are notified of the proposed obligation in accordance with the reprogramming procedures applicable under section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.