While narcotics have long dominated the security dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean, new issues are increasingly gaining attention, such as terrorism, illegal fishing and cyber crime. The crisis in Venezuela is escalating and emigration is expected to reach five million, renewing focus on inter-state tension, while recent natural disasters are highlighting the need for humanitarian assistance. This infographic provides statistics on each of these issues that will be addressed at this year’s CABSEC SAMSEC conference by defence and security decision-makers, to advance cooperation in the region to counter these mutual threats.
Last year, the CABSEC and SAMSEC conference took place in Jamaica, and was opened by the Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness. Supported by the Jamaican Defence Force, it was chaired by the Deputy Chief of Defence and featured presentations from senior military leaders from the region. Take a look at highlights from last year’s conference and where we are taking the conference in 2019.
Just as Nicolás Maduro starts his contested second term – deemed illegitimate at a recent meeting of the OAS and not recognized by 60 nations - Defence IQ examined the current Venezuelan crisis and its impact on the security and stability of the region. Two experts are sharing here their insights on the matter: Vanessa Neumann, President of Asymmetrica and Johan Obdola, President, International Organization for Security and Intelligence (IOSI) and speaker at this year's CABSEC SAMSEC summit.
CABSEC 16 will be taking place in Colombia in 2016, bringing the South American, Caribbean and international security decision-makers together in one place to tackle discuss the countering of mutual threats. To provide perspective, we look at some of the latest figures relevant to this region, from national spending figures and the fight against the illegal narcotics trade to the presence of OPVs and maritime patrol aircraft. Download this infographic for an eye-opening overview...
The civil-military partnership during hurricanes Irma and Maria response: A Rescue Global case study
The international response to hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 came from all sides, from militaries to international organisations. Rescue Global was one of the latter and worked with all sides to improve the response time.
Ahead of the co-located CABSEC and SAMSEC summits, Hannah Pathak, Deputy CEO of Rescue Global and speaker at the event shared how their work onsite helped the response to the disaster, from facilitating military-civil cooperation to helping assess the extent of the damage.
The Jamaica Defence Force is officially supporting this year's CABSEC/SAMSEC conference and it seemed fitting to get expert insight into the nation's security challenges and their resulting future requirements.
In this exclusive interview with Major General Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force and speaker at the event, gain an exclusive look at the nation's view on emerging threats, learn more about their new publication the Caribbean Journal of Strategic Studies and discover what they hope to learn at this year's conference.
The Caribbean and Latin American region share significant security concerns relating to crime, terrorism, the economy and the environment. Owing to the interconnectivity of these issues and the potential damage they can cause to the wider region, they require inter-agency cooperation and trans-national cooperation.Read this Defence IQ overview of the prescient threats facing the Americas today…