Securing Caribbean Nations
By Geraldine Cook July 01, 2010
The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, or CBSI, launched in May 2010 seeks to strengthen Caribbean-U.S. security ties and reduce spill- over violence from successful
drug eradication efforts elsewhere in the region. According to the U.S. State
Department, CBSI complements the United States’ Mérida Initiative by providing equipment
and training to support law enforcement and technical assistance to confront criminal
organizations in Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic and Haiti.