The U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility encompasses 31 countries and 15 areas of special sovereignty. The region represents about one-sixth of the landmass of the world assigned to regional unified commands.
SOUTHCOM´s Area of Responsibility includes:
- The land mass of Latin America south of Mexico
- The waters adjacent to Central and South America
- The Caribbean Sea
Information about countries and areas of special sovereignty (via www.state.gov