MEMORANDUM FCR THE RECORD
SUBJECT: Briefing of Senator John Kerry fD-MA) Staffers on NAFTA and its effects on the Narcotics Trade
1. On Thursday, 35 hoursussell Senate Office Building, Senator John KerryA) Staffers Jonathan Winer and Bill Woodward met with CIA analysts to discuss the implications of NAFTA on cross border narcotics trade between the US and Mexico. Present from the CIA were: /
had been recjuesteu uy mum wim iwiiwefl CTle agreement might lead to increased drug trade. The briefing was done at thelevel.
NAFTA would mean in terms
etailed overview ot what NAFTA would mean intrade, tariffs, and economic policy to bothMexico, it would definitely add to thealthough farming was considered vulnerableAmerican techniques. Both doubted theof economic loss for the US, but admittednot studied the issue given our charter to look onlyissues.added the political view that
the Salinas government was now proceeding cautiously inof the NAFTA pact waiting the outcome in thewanted political room to move if the pact failedpassed in the US.that the pact
would have little impact on tne nourishing drug trade with drug organizations already freely moving drugs acrossnd trasnferring funds
3. The meeting closed0 hours with Winerpronouncing themselves pleased with ourof the issue and promising the Senatorthe issue further with us when NAFTA came up inbeforeOriginal document.