Tag: Guatemala

Featured article: Blending U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America with Foreign Internal Defense  by Daniel E. Ward The current security situation in the Northern Triangle of Central America (comprised of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala) and southern Mexico is progressively deteriorating and not necessarily because of a lack of tools or resources. While more […]

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Leaders from several Central American countries, Canada, and the European Union gathered in Miami, Florida for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America from June 15 to June 16. The conference focused on the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras), and was co-hosted by Vice President Mike Pence and the Secretaries of the […]

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In May the Atlantic Council published a report that focuses on Central America’s Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and how trafficking, violence, and economic troubles in the area effect U.S. national security, primarily along the U.S. southern border. According to the report, U.S. assistance to the Northern Triangle has been very effective. However, […]

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report earlier this month detailing U.S. agencies’ efforts in countering firearms trafficking in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. The report was published within days of GAO’s recent follow-up report on firearms trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico. The report examines illicit trafficking across Mexico’s border with Guatemala and […]

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Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border…

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