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US Security Initiative Faces Political Obstacles in Northern Triangle

InSight Crime reports on the launch of the Latin American Program’s publication “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.”

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A report by the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC evaluated the impact of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) -- a US assistance program aimed at strengthening security apparatuses and lowering crime rates in Central America -- in the "Northern Triangle" region (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras)…

The Wilson Center report underscores the importance of a coordinated political effort in implementing a successful bilateral security assistance program like CARSI. This includes collaboration not only between the United States and the host country, but also within the US political system.

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