The 6th OAS Summit in Colombia is best known for US President Barack Obama’s secret service men’s nocturnal activities with prostitutes.
It is arguable whether Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar lifted the gravity of the occasion yesterday with her own speech on organised crime in the Americas.
The PM, who leads the CARICOM Heads of Government on Security, told the OAS that it must act decisively on crime and violence “in ways that make a difference” and revealed that criminals are “very organised.” There was no evidence of substantial detail from her on either point.
She described the crime challenge as a “multifaceted, transnational pandemic” and said poverty eradication is key to its prevention. Two dilemmas for the price of one.
Wired868 suggests that politicians should be required to give a detailed public briefing on all official foreign trips within two weeks of their return. Please hold the clichés.