"The future of the Caribbean and the future of the United States are increasingly woven together into a fabric of mutual advantage and mutual jeopardy. The Caribbean is our third border, and the ancestral home of millions of Americans from the days of our first Secretary of the Treasury to our current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is a source of trained professionals and illegal migrants, sugar and narcotics, Nobel laureates and revolutionaries, oil and unserviceable debts. As improvements in communications and transportation links accelerate this flow of products, people, and ideas - in both directions - it will become more and more obvious that the successes and failures of one neighbor will spill over onto the other."
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