Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean at a glance

Military & Police Aid $568,680,000 (2016)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $1,577,245,000 (2016)
Trainees 1,289 (2015)
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Latin America and the Caribbean

Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Trainees

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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Analysis

9/20/16 | Publications
La Violencia en El Salvador: No Hay Una Solución Sencilla

El Salvador cerr el año 2015 con 6,657 homicidios, reemplazando a Honduras como la capital mundial del homicidio. Con esta cifra el país promedia diariamente más de 18 asesinatos, lo que representa un incremento del 70 por ciento en comparación al año anterior, y la convierte en la...

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8/12/16 | Publications
El Salvador's Violence: No Easy Way Out

What we found was evidence of a grim, multisided confict with no clear end in sight: Gangs are now present in each of the country’s 14 regional departments, controlling entire neighborhoods and imposing untold violence and fear on the population. The Salvadoran government developed a relatively...

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6/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Cybersecurity Assistance

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

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Resources

9/23/16 | News
On the Eve of the 2nd Anniversary of the 43 Students’ Disappearance, the Mexican Government Still Holds on to Already Disproven “Historic Truth”
Two years after 43 students were disappeared by police officers in collusion with a criminal group in Mexico, there have been no convictions, progress in the investigation has stalled, and compelling evidence points to an obstruction of justice in the case.
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9/23/16 | News
Police Sex Abuse Case Is Bad News for Mexico’s Leader
International human rights officials are demanding an investigation into the brutal sexual assaults of 11 Mexican women during protests a decade ago — an inquiry that would take aim at President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was the governor in charge at the time of the attacks.
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9/23/16 | News
Crime Wave Hits City that Will Host Signing of Colombia Peace Deal
A crime wave has hit Colombia's port city of Cartagena just days before government officials and FARC rebels are scheduled to arrive there to sign a peace agreement, foreshadowing the type of security challenges the country will face once the deal is finalized.
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Upcoming Dates

09/26/16 | Event

THE AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL (AFPC) INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A DEBATE:

When Should the U.S. Use Force Abroad?

Sep. 26 | 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM | Sen. Dirksen Building Room 106