The Central American countries in Guatemala agreed yesterday to establish three funds to manage the resources of its new security plan, which seeks to prevent in the region a stronghold of drug trafficking, although the amounts involved in this plan have not been yet defined.
The three funds will be managed by the Central American Integration System (SICA), and not by any government, said the Guatemalan Minister of Finance, Rolando del Cid, the last day of the launch meeting of the regional security strategy, attended by the leaders of all Central American countries, Mexico and Colombia.
There were accusations and jokes in the meeting. Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, made more than one people in the meeting look in a suspicious way to their neighbors, while he said: “I assure you that here in this meeting, there are many people who have been paid by drug traffickers and they are passing them real-time information”.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon, meanwhile, won the sympathy of some of the attendees by saying: “For example, what would it happen if we would have a U.S port to finally deliver all the cocaine Americans want to consume? “. (FO)
Source: AP – AFP