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CARSI / 4 NOV 2011

U.S. officials have warned that in parts of Central America where there is little state presence, criminal groups are stepping up to fill the void and offer services to the…

CARSI / 24 JUN 2011

There were plenty of vows of greater cooperation, as well as pledges for cash, at a Central American security conference in Guatemala, but perhaps more important were the signs of…

CARSI / 23 JUN 2011

At a Central American security conference in Guatemala, the U.S. pledged a rise in aid, but called on regional elites to pay their share to make the region safer.

CARSI / 22 JUN 2011

An international conference to discuss security strategy in Central America, attended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will open Wednesday in Guatemala City.

CARSI / 7 JUN 2011

The three-day summit of the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded Tuesday in El Salvador with few concrete results to show, after the assembly debated a proposed regional action plan…

CARSI / 22 MAR 2011

President Obama will visit El Salvador today, the third leg of his Latin America tour. It's a stop that could mark a new U.S. awareness of the growing…

CARSI / 11 FEB 2011

• On February 10 State Department official William Brownfield announced that Central America will receive an aid package of $200 million, intended to combat crime and drug trafficking in the…

CARSI / 9 FEB 2011

Top State Department official William Brownfield is expected to announce plans for a new, large-scale Central American security strategy in the coming days. Officials in the region hope the plan…

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