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U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: FY2022 Appropriations [Updated March 31, 2022]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "The United States provides foreign assistance to Latin American and Caribbean countries to support development and other U.S. objectives. U.S. policymakers have emphasized different strategic interests in the region at different times, from combating Soviet influence during the Cold War to promoting democracy and open markets, as well as countering illicit narcotics, since the 1990s. In recent years, top U.S. funding priorities for foreign assistance in the region have included addressing the underlying drivers of migration from Central America, combatting drug production and supporting peace accord implementation in Colombia, and strengthening security and the rule of law in Mexico. U.S. agencies also have dedicated significant resources to combatting HIV/AIDS and fostering long-term stability in Haiti, addressing security concerns in the Caribbean, and responding to the political and humanitarian crises in Venezuela and their effects on the broader region. Since 2020, U.S. policymakers have sought to readjust U.S. assistance efforts to respond to the effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic."

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CRS Report for Congress, R47028
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2022-03-31
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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