What do violent street gangs in the United States and Central America and extremist groups in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa have in common? They both recruit youth who are looking for a sense of belonging.
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Last week Nancy Lindborg, our assistant administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, wrote about her recent trip to South Sudan where she witnessed how rapidly escalating violence is sending shockwaves through the world’s newest nation.
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 […]
The Impact Blog interviewed the First Lady of El Salvador Vanda Pignato about development issues important to her in El Salvador. First Lady, I know you are very passionate about women’s rights. How are you raising the profile of this issue in El Salvador? As Secretary for Social Inclusion, one of the main goals during my mandate […]