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Latin America’s Slums and TB

A woman and child receive TB treatment. Photo credit: USAID

The control of tuberculosis in Latin America requires social, economic, and environmental interventions to improve living conditions and increase access to health services. Read more >>

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Guatemala’s 24-Hour Courts: Changing the Way Women Access Justice

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg (far left) and Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz (center) visit the 24-hour Femicide Court in Gerona in October 2012. Photo credit: USAID files

To respond to a need for a specialized court for cases related to violence against women in Guatemala, USAID provided technical assistance, training and equipment to operationalize it. Read more >>

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Trilateral Development: “We” Is Much Bigger Than “Us”

Mark Lopes is deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and Caribbean

Success for Latin America and the Caribbean means that the USAID must work itself out of a job. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Reaching out to Youth in Latin America

USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg visits with Honduran youth from Movimiento Jovenes Contra la Violencia at a USAID outreach center. Photo Credit: USAID

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg traveled with Assistant Administrator Mark Feierstein to Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Reading in Peru

According to experts, in the first grade children must learn how to read and understand what they read. In the second  grade, they must improve their fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. With more fluency there is greater chance for children to understand what they have read. That’s why in countries that are are more advanced in education, there are set reading standards for children. In Latin America, children […]

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Video of the Week

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In this short video, Diego Bustamante talks about his experience working as a counterpart with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). Diego highlights the innovative approach OTI used in Colombia from 2007 through 2011 that led to the Colombian government adopting OTI’s strategy, which helped to reduce conflict and improve government legitimacy in former guerilla […]

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Ask the Expert: Enrique Roig, Coordinator for Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) at USAID

We interviewed Enrique Roig from our Latin America and Caribbean Bureau to discuss his work on citizen security in Central America. Can you describe the security situation in Central America? Violence levels in Central America are among the highest in the world – there are an estimated 900 gangs with a total of 70,000 members in […]

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Building Civil Society in Nicaragua

As the leader of an important development project in Latin America, I had the chance to document the experience through video, highlighting aid beneficiaries’ civic passion and pride that characterize the current challenges in Nicaragua. The video, USAID: Building Civil Society in Nicaragua, captured the activities in Managua while showing scenic footage of the vibrant […]

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Presidential Trip to El Salvador Highlights Youth

tudents from a US public school in San Salvador, wait for the arrival of US President Barack Obama at the airport in the Salvadorean capital on March 22, 2011. US President Barack Obama arrived in El Salvador Tuesday on the last leg of a three-nation tour of Latin America. Photo Credit: Salvador Melendez

On his trip to Latin America, President Obama highlighted the theme of partnership and echoed President Kennedy’s challenge “to build a hemisphere where all people can hope for a sustainable, suitable standard of living, and all can live out their lives in dignity and in freedom.” One of the modern challenges for Latin American countries […]

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Photo of the Week: Chile and the U.S. Join efforts for Development

Deputy Assistant Administrator Mark Lopes of the United States Agency for International Development Agency (USAID) and Executive Director of the International Cooperation Agency of Chile (AgCI), Maria Cristina Lazo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue joint development cooperation in third countries. As part of the new partnership, they signed a trilateral agreement to help […]

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