U.S. Aid

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 09:08

This week Joe Biden took a two-day trip to meet with various leaders and organizations from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The goal was to emphasize the United States’ commitment to a proposed $1 billion aid package to help fund the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity in the North Triangle, as well as discuss specifics and particular strategies to address chronic poverty, crime and corruption. The Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity in the North Triangle is designed to entice foreign investment, increase infrastructure and improve citizen security in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:39
The United States and other aid donors should press Afghanistan to prosecute government and security force officials guilty of serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:18
More than a year after South Sudan’s leaders plunged their country into a nasty civil war, the nation has become something of a test of diplomacy between the United States and China, raising the question: Can Washington and Beijing turn their mutual interests in South Sudan into a shared strategy to stop the bloodshed?
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 06:56
Senate Democrats on Tuesday unexpectedly challenged the Obama administration's plan to pour $1 billion into Central America to try to slow the flow of unaccompanied minors and others who enter the United States illegally.
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 06:27
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid emotional tribute Thursday to the American people for their help in battling Ebola and vowed her country would now get back on its feet.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:28
The United States must learn from expensive mistakes it has made trying to rebuild Afghanistan, where it has spent more than anywhere else, and tighten up conditions for aid and oversight or risk losing much more, the head of a watchdog agency said.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 06:17
1st Lt. Moncada and Capt. Haywood were among a company of engineers who deployed to build treatment facilities in West Africa late last year. Now they tell their own experiences of soaking rain, midnight convoys, unreliable contractors and their "most valuable asset" — a Liberian captain.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 07:04
But the essence of what the Alliance for Prosperity promises is that more of the same—more local spending on infrastructure to facilitate foreign investment, more corporate tax breaks and free trade zones and more regulatory harmonization—will allow Central America to pull itself up by its bootstraps.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 07:07
On February 2, the State Department sent to Congress more details about its big request for US$1 billion in 2016 assistance to Central America, as part of next year’s foreign aid budget proposal. Compared to 2014, this US$1 billion package would mean a tripling of foreign aid budget assistance to the region, especially to the three “Northern Triangle” countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras), which suffer very high violent crime levels.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 07:16
Office of the Spokesperson of the Department of State held a teleconference on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.