Friday, April 16, 2010

Mexico drug cartels migrate to Caribbean

Just some more Bullshit from a third world country/Islands , to get some more U.S. Dollars to "Fight" drug trafficking, So they say ,
But are they really going to do that or are they going to sit on their ass's and do nothing like Mexico ?

It is one thing to bring the fight to the Cartels , that would be fighting them , but defending Themselves against the Cartels , is what really Goes on !

You don't need 70 Million to just shoot back !

And besides that , Why is it Americas job to wipe the Ass's of the Caribbean leaders who just cant get it together ?

Getting a little to much sun and fun down there maybe ?

(Reuters) - Caribbean leaders told U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday that Mexico's U.S.-backed crackdown on drugs was pushing cartels to step up smuggling through their island nations.

Gates, attending a regional security conference in Barbados, acknowledged their concerns and emphasized the need to tighten coordination between anti-drug efforts in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.

"I think that narco-trafficking is a problem for the hemisphere as a whole. And wherever you put pressure, the traffickers will go where there is less resistance and where there is less capability," Gates told reporters.

He said President Barack Obama was boosting security aid to the Caribbean, which had ebbed under the Bush administration.

U.S. funding for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative will rise to $70 million in fiscal year 2011 from $45 million in 2010, he said. Funding this year aims to improve maritime patrol and interdiction capabilities.

"After 9/11, the U.S. began to draw down its presence and engagement in this region," Gates said.

Gates said he hoped recent U.S. efforts showed "the United States is re-engaging in this region and that we will work with these countries to address these problems."

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that three-quarters of South American cocaine going north passes through Central America, with a much smaller portion moving through the Caribbean.

But Gates said Caribbean leaders told him that the situation was getting worse thanks to the efforts of Plan Merida, the $1.4 billion U.S. program started in 2007 to help Mexico fight the cartels.

"Their belief (is) that the problem has gotten worse because of the Merida initiative and Mexico's efforts," he said.

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