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CABSEC 2019 Post show Report

Over the three days of 26 – 28 March 2019, the CABSEC/SAMSEC 19 Summit brought together diplomatic, military, industry, government officials, NGOs and other specialists to share information and promote regional and hemispheric security cooperation through expanding networks and to building enduring partnerships and professional relationships. The conference involved 28...

Tackling security challenges across Latin America and the Caribbean

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...

Eyes on Caracas: The crisis in Venezuela

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...

South America and Caribbean Defence & Security: In Numbers [Infographic]

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...

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...

Ensuring security in the Caribbean: Challenges and opportunities

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...

8 Notable Security Influencers in the Western Hemisphere

Defence IQ explores some of the key stimuli for security enhancement in Latin America and the Caribbean, as threats ranging from illegal fishing to narcotrafficking continue to demand an effective, multi-agency response…

Security in the Caribbean and Latin America

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...

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Download the CABSEC 2020 Event Guide

Hosted by the Colombian Navy, this year's CABSEC / SAMSEC programme is focused on promoting regional cooperation and countering transnational threats. The conference is attended by senior defence leaders from across the region as well as others involved in Caribbean and South American security.Here is a snapshot of our expert...