U.S. Aid

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:51

In the span of less than one week, Mexican security forces captured two of the most notorious and feared drug cartel leaders in the country. But does the Drug War tactic known as the Kingpin Strategy, a policy supported by the U.S. government and supplemented by billions of dollars in U.S. aid, actually make Mexico safer?

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 08:28


House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing regarding effectiveness of the U.S. foreign assistance. 


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:39
Since March 2014, the price of oil has fallen from about $90 a barrel to just over $45, and the story about sub-Saharan Africa’s energy development future has changed with it.
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.