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US, Mexico, Central America to Share Crime Data

MEXICO / 13 JUL 2011 BY JEN SOKATCH EN

The governments of Mexico, the United States and Central America agreed to share information from their databases in order to improve cooperation against organized crime.

Janet Napolitano, secretary of homeland security, and other U.S. officials met with representatives of Central American nations in Washington D.C. to discuss security issues.

The talks also focused on aviation security and tackling corruption within law enforcement, customs and border security agencies, according to reports.

Napolitano said, "The United States is committed to working with our partners in Central America and Mexico to enhance security throughout the region while facilitating the flow of legal travel and trade that is vital to our economies."

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