Jamaican political conflict

The Jamaican political conflict is a long-standing feud between right-wing and left-wing elements in the country, often exploding into violence. The Jamaican Labour Party and the People's National Party have fought for control of the island for years and the rivalry has encouraged urban warfare in Kingston. Each side believes the other to be controlled by foreign elements, the JLP is said to be backed by the American Central Intelligence Agency and the PNP is said to have been backed by the Soviet Union and Cuba.[1]

Jamaican political conflict
Part of Cold War and War on Drugs
Date1943 - present
Location
Status Ongoing
Belligerents

Jamaican Labour Party

Supported by:  United States

 Jamaica

Supported by:  United States

People's National Party

Supported by:  Soviet Union (unknown-1991)  Cuba

 United States
Casualties and losses
in total 864 deaths