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Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy Overview [Updated March 28, 2019]   [open pdf - 384KB]

From the Document: "U.S. interests in Latin America and the Caribbean are diverse and include economic, political, security, and humanitarian concerns. Geographic proximity has ensured strong economic linkages between the United States and the region, with the United States being a major trading partner and source of foreign investment for many Latin American and Caribbean countries. Free-trade agreements (FTAs) have augmented U.S. economic relations with 11 countries in the region. The Western Hemisphere is a large source of U.S. immigration, both legal and illegal; geographic proximity and economic and security conditions are major factors driving migration trends."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10460
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Date:
2019-03-28
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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