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Declarations and Regional Documents
-06/21/11  Joint Press Statement of Support for the Central American Security Strategy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC [Also available in Spanish]
-09/03/10   Declaration of Antigua
-08/14/07   Security Strategy for Central America and Mexico
-07/18/07   U.S.-Central American Integration System (SICA) Declaration on Security
-03/30/01   Presidential Declaration of Pochomil
-11/06/97   Declaration by the Presidents of Central America and the Dominican Republic and the Representative of the Prime Minister of Belize to Not Procure Strategic High-Tech Weapons, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Costly Weapons
-12/15/95   Framework Treaty on Democratic Security in Central America (1995)

Remarks and Communiques
-03/18/09  Guns, Drugs and Violence: The Merida Initiative and the Challenge in Mexico;  Assistant Secretary of State David T. Johnson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/18/09  Mexico and the Merida Initiative; Deputy Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-02/07/00   Establishment of a System to Establish Confidence-Building Measures and Reduce Tensions in the Caribbean Sea

Fact Sheets
-08/05/10   The Central America Regional Security Initiative: A Shared Partnership [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
-02/26/96   The Central American Democratic Security Treaty

U.S.-SICA Dialogue
Third U.S.-SICA Dialogue
Second U.S.-SICA Dialogue
First U.S.-SICA Dialogue
-05/07/10   Final Communique: Third U.S.-Central America Dialogue on Security
-05/07/10   SICA-U.S. Statement on Haiti and Chile
-05/07/10  Remarks: Third U.S.-Central America Dialogue on Security;  Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Panama City, Panama
-12/12/08   Final Communique: Second U.S.-Central America Dialogue on Security
-12/12/08   Mechanism for U.S.-Central America Dialogue on Security
-07/18/07   Final Declaration: U.S.-Central America Dialogue on Security
-07/18/07   USAID-SICA Regional Gang Prevention Activity Agreement [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]

North America-SICA Dialogue on Democratic Security
-04/30/13   Summary Report of the Chair: North America-SICA Dialogue on Democratic Security
-04/30/13   Final Communique: First North America-SICA Dialogue on Democratic Security (English)
-04/30/13   Final Communique: First North America-SICA Dialogue on Democratic Security (Spanish)  [145 Kb]
-04/30/13   Framework Document: North America-SICA Dialogue on Democratic Security (English)
-04/30/13   Framework Document: North America-SICA Dialogue on Democratic Security (Spanish)  [195 Kb]
-04/30/13  Remarks by Under Secretary Wendy Sherman, Department of State; Washington, DC
-04/30/13   Remarks by Director of National Drug Control Policy R. Gil Kerlikowske, White House

Illicit Trafficking in Firearms: Tracing
Combating the Illicit Trafficking in Firearms: Tracing
eTrace MOU
Fact Sheets
Photo Galleries
Photo Gallery: eTrace MOU Signing With Guyana
Photo Gallery: eTrace MOU Signing With Seven Central American States
Photo Gallery: eTrace MOU Signing With Several Caribbean States
Photo Gallery: eTrace MOU Signing With Suriname
Photo Gallery: eTrace MOU Signing With Trinidad and Tobago
Press Releases
Related Political Commitments


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