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Central American Armies Form New Military Alliance

LADB Article ID: 54959
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1997-12-04
By: LADB Staff

In mid-November, armies from four northern countries in Central America Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua formed a new military alliance, the Conferencia de las Fuerzas Armadas de Centroamerica (CFAC). The alliance will promote joint efforts to fight security problems that currently threaten the entire region, such as drug trafficking, while paving the way for cooperative military action in other areas when necessary, such as UN-supervised "peacekeeping operations."

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