Securing Caribbean Nations

Securing Caribbean Nations

By Dialogo
July 01, 2010

I like the initiative, but it bothers me that Cuba is left out. Luisa

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.
Objectives for the 15 Caribbean Community, countries include
counternarcotics, antitraffick- ing, gang prevention, education and combating
government corruption.
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