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Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. It gained independence from Britain in 1962, but still recognizes the British monarch as its head of state.

Jamaica faces no notable external or internal security threats aside from human-trafficking and drug-smuggling, as well as the violence that arises from both. Corruption plagues Jamaican public life and aids organized crime. A history of using armed gangs to intimidate political rivals since the 1970s has...

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