Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Implement the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative
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Central American and Caribbean nations are at great risk for drug trafficking, production, and abuse.

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The United States, through Merida Initiative funding, is providing additional law enforcement training, equipment, and other assistance to Central American nations, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) will further strengthen the key institutions of our Caribbean partners to face the challenges of transnational crime and reduced economic opportunities. The United States is also working with partner nations to promote community-based policing and demand-reduction and anti-gang efforts. These efforts, combined with joint operations continually conducted by DEA, will provide an opportunity to reduce drug trafficking in these vital regions of the Western Hemisphere.

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