Addressing hemispheric security threats

The list of accomplishments is long, but incomplete

Stephen Randall
Published: Wednesday, 07/07/2010 12:00 am EDT

The militarization and intensified violence of the Mexican government's crackdown on the narcotics cartels; the recent major efforts by Jamaican police to bring to justice organized criminals in Kingston; a 50-year civil conflict in Colombia that has claimed thousands of lives; Central American youth gangs that have extended their activities thoughout the United States and into several Canadian cities; the "failed" state of Haiti, which for decades has been beset by political challenges, massive social and economic problems as well as natural disasters; the pervasive poverty and high levels of violence which have long impacted even the most democratic and developed of the Caribbean and Latin American countries; the cozy relationship Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has developed with Iran and Russia; and the presence in the region of such terrorist organizations as Hezbollah.

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