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Chief Southern Command says U.S. threated by latinamerican transnational criminal organizations like Cartels.

General Douglas Fraser

The commander of the U.S. Southern Command said Friday that the threat to U.S. security in Latin America comes not from any conventional source but rather transnational criminal organizations.

Mexican drug cartels have cut a murderous swathe across the United States’ nearest southern neighbor and also threaten Central America, but Gen. Douglas Fraser of the Doral-based Southern Command said he wasn’t only talking about drug trafficking. Criminal gangs in the region, he said, are also involved in arms smuggling, bulk cash flows across borders and people smuggling.

Speaking at the University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy’s Sixth Annual Latin America Conference, Fraser said..READ MORE HERE