Belize Benefits from Mérida Initiative

Belize Benefits from Mérida Initiative

By Dialogo
January 01, 2010



Night vision equipment, bulletproof vests and metal scanners were part of the
equipment received by Belize as part of the U.S. government’s Mérida Initiative in
January, reported Belizean newspaper The Guardian. The Mérida Initiative is a
multiyear regional effort to strengthen the capacities of the governments in Central
America, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti to fight organized narcotics
trafficking organizations in the region. The equipment also included cameras,
binoculars, metal detectors, video projectors, computers, flashlights and Global
Positioning System receivers. This equipment will be distributed to more than 20
branches of the Belize Police Department and the Belize Central Prison, the
newspaper reported.
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