Office of National Drug Control Policy

ONDCP Excel Ninety-Eighth Row

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Support the Central American Regional Security Initiative
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To sustain and expand on past United States programs for law enforcement, rule of law, human rights, and economic and social development initiated with Merida Initiative funding, the United States has established the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).

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Participating countries include Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. CARSI seeks to address the corrosive impact of narcotics and weapons trafficking, gangs, organized crime, porous borders, public safety, and rule of law issues that exist in many Central American countries. This initiative also facilitates further regional security cooperation among the Central American nations in coordination with the Merida Initiative and CBSI.

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