US-Mexico Security Cooperation: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Todd Robinson

During the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue in October 2021, the United States and Mexico established the U.S.-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities, a new comprehensive security plan to replace the 13-year-old Merida Initiative. In doing so, the two nations pledged to address the underlying causes of violence and drug addiction, prevent transborder crime, pursue criminal networks. The Framework also commits both countries to take action to monitor port smuggling of precursor chemicals used to produce fentanyl and other similar drugs that have fueled over 100,000 overdose deaths in the United States.

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