Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean at a glance

Military & Police Aid $610,840,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $1,207,228,000 (2017)
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

11/11/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Military and Police Aid Programs A Basic Guide: From Purpose to Type of Recipient

Over the past 15 years, the United States has significantly expanded the number of U.S. security sector aid funding accounts or programs to support a range of U.S. national security and foreign policy goals. This guide provides an overview of 29 key, active U.S. programs funded by the Defense or...

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11/1/16 | Blog
As Honduran Environmental Activists Face Renewed Repression, U.S. Security Aid Keeps Flowing

Recent attacks on members of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) have not altered the U.S. decision to send its full funding package to Honduras.

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9/26/16 | Fact Sheets
Defense Bill Breakdown: Key Military Aid Issues in the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 seeks to make numerous changes to existing Department of Defense security assistance policy and authorities. This infographic attempts to show you the important differences between the House, Senate, and Conference versions. Portions of...

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Resources

1/17/17 | News
InSight Crime's 2016 Homicide Round-up
Politicians often make lofty promises about reducing homicides and improving citizen security, but which Latin American and Caribbean countries actually achieved this over the past year? Find out in our annual homicide report.
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1/17/17 | News
More Zetas Accusations Do Little to Slow Mexico Politician’s Roll
The testimony of an alleged former Zetas' plaza boss illustrates how deep the criminal syndicate's networks penetrated Coahuila's government in Mexico, a fact that has done little to impede the political ambitions of the former governor and the party boss implicated in the case.
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02/01/17 | Event

Since the end of World War II, there have been 181 insurgencies around the world. In fact, most modern warfare occurs in the form of insurgencies, including in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. In spite of their prevalence, however, we still know relatively little about how...