Category: Caribbean

El Salvador’s Gang Truce: A Lost Opportunity?

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  This article was originally published by openSecurity on 18 May 2015. Violence is escalating again in El Salvador. March 2015 was the most violent month in over a decade, and the government is preparing army and police battalions to fight the gangs. These…

Caribbean risk: Alert – Tax havens reach landmark tax agreement

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT In early May, the UK inked a landmark agreement with its overseas territories in the Caribbean, which will make it more difficult for UK citizens to evade tax by holding accounts in offshore Caribbean financial…

CRIME WARS: GANGS, CARTELS AND U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY

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As illustrated by the unprecedented violence in Mexico, drug trafficking groups have evolved to not only pose significant challenges to that country, but to governments and societies across the Western Hemisphere, including the United States. Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National…

Ex-dictator “Baby Doc” makes surprise return to Haiti

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(Reuters) – Exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier returned unexpectedly to his Caribbean homeland on Sunday for the first time since he was driven from power by a popular uprising in 1986.

Trinidad’s Troubling Islamist Yasin Abu Bakr

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Jamestown.org The twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago would seem to be the last place to raise alarm bells over the threat of radical Islam.  Trinidad was briefly catapulted into the spotlight in June 2007 when reports surfaced that…