Foreign Aid

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 07:11
For aid agencies working in slum neighborhoods in parts of Latin America, gang warfare, including shoot-outs, and the violence it brings have become the main challenge.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:36
Ukraine secured preliminary approval for a long-delayed emergency payout from the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday after Kiev’s new government promised to bolster its anticorruption efforts and further tighten its budget.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:10
The U.S.-driven war on drugs has been ineffective and counterproductive, and in his new book “A History of Violence,” journalist Óscar Martínez shines a light on some of the more devastating consequences of this policy failure in his native El Salvador and surrounding Central American countries.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 06:43
The United States says it will work to prevent the collapse of a pending peace deal between Colombia’s government and the FARC rebels, according to the country’s ambassador.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27
The promotion of democracy and human rights has taken a back seat to military support for autocracies that are in the midst of an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, according to an analysis of the State Department's budget request for the 2017 fiscal year by the nonprofit Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 08:37
The United States, in coordination with the Government of Ecuador, deployed 12 U.S. Air Force Airmen to Ecuador this week to support ongoing international relief efforts for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the South American country April 16th.
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:07

This hearing in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will cover the State Department's FY 2017 budget, with witness from the bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights, And Labor, Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Latin America And Caribbean. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:53
Central American governments have long responded to the region’s political instabilities and high crime rates with military action and harsh penal regimes, an approach dubbed mano dura, or heavy fist. They applied similar methods to the drug crisis, and Washington has gone along.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:43
The $750 million U.S. aid package negotiated for the Northern Triangle countries is less than the Barack Obama administration originally sought. Relative to both past commitments and money pledged elsewhere in the world, it is modest. Nevertheless, it is a useful start. So the question is: What should the funds focus on?
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 06:19
U.S. Embassy in Khartoum Thursday condemned the release of Qusai al-Jaili who organized the escape of four men sentenced to death for the murder of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) employees John Granville and Abdel Rahman Abbas Rahama on 2008.