6/22/11, "Central America drugs war: Clinton pledges more (US) funds," BBC
"But Mrs Clinton did not only call on governments to increase their efforts to fight crime. She said businesses also had a role to play.
"Businesses and the rich in every country must pay their fair share of taxes and become full partners in a whole of society effort. True security cannot be funded on the backs of the poor," she stressed.
Efforts by presidents in Central America to raise taxes have faced
- opposition in the past.
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes' plan to impose a new tax to raise money for security programmes has been
- opposed by many in El Salvador.
Central America has long been used to smuggle drugs from producer countries such as Colombia and Peru to the main drug markets in the United States."...