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Jun 7, 2011

Honduras tells OAS Assembly that allied approach will win battle against crime

Mario Canahuati

The OAS forty-first General Assembly focused on citizen security in the Americas and the discussions wrapped up today in San Salvador. A declaration for a regional approach to tackle transnational crime was approved by the member states. In the context of Belize, it focuses on Central America, which has felt the brunt of the upsurge in drug, weapon and human trafficking and has become an area where drug cartels have been increasing their illicit activities. News five has been covering this year’s general assembly and on Monday, in a one on one interview with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Honduras, Mario Canahuati, acknowledged that the allied approach is necessary to win the battle against crime.

Mario Canahuati, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honduras

“This assembly and its objectives is about how to solve the security problems in the Hemisphere. No doubt we feel very comfortable being again—like everybody said, now we have a full family where we can join together in alliances and find ways of responding to all the different problems that we encounter as a hemisphere and in this endeavor where organized crime is creating economic, social and political instability, it’s impacting directly on the quality of life of our people. No doubt that even when we are working very hard to respond as an individual country, working with civil society, working with the unions and the private sector and the media; at the end the only way that we can confront this difficult situation that we encounter with organized crime is by joining together in alliances and hopefully at the end, by establishing an agenda that goes with looking at ways of preventing this by providing better education, providing opportunities, strengthening institutions so they can be capable of confronting the organized crime and doing some other things that are part of the agenda that the OAS is presenting, we’re gonna be able to work together to eventually win this difficult situation that the hemisphere encounters.”

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1 Response for “Honduras tells OAS Assembly that allied approach will win battle against crime”

  1. Coralblack says:

    How can Honduras tell The Organizations Of American States anything when they recently pulled
    of a coupe. I thought it was the people that elect public officials and not Special Interest. How I forgot
    democracy in a Fleeting Illusion. YHWH El Olam

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