Jun 30, 2011
Whack-a-mole Drug War: The Security Summit in Central America: On the Modest Meaning of Shared Responsibility
A review of the recent security summit meeting in Central America
The Security Summit in Central America: On the Modest Meaning of Shared Responsibility - Brookings Institution: "At last week’s international conference convened to support Central America’s regional security strategy, held in Guatemala City, all the talk was about the co-responsibility of drug-consuming countries, such as the United States and Europe’s own, in solving the region’s security crisis. But alas, the meeting in Guatemala yielded relatively little in the way of fresh funds to combat organized crime in the isthmus.
In sum, the conference in Guatemala was a useful step towards reversing the tide of violence that is engulfing Central America. At this point, the world has taken notice. But the real job remains to be done, and real commitment to help Central America help itself remains to be shown. "