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Latin America Today

May 12, 2017

With the goal of addressing the violence and economic hardship driving migration from the region, Congress approved $750 million in aid for Central America for 2016, and $655 million more for 2017. What is in these aid packages? Which countries are getting what? What do U.S.-funded programs propose to do? Are they achieving their goals?

On May 17 WOLA, together with partners from the region, will launch the Central America Monitor, a data-rich effort to answer these questions. WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán tells us what to expect.