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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This week USAID announced that it will close its Mission to Panama in September, a reflection of Panama’s own great advances in development. Our assistance program to Panama began in 1940 with technical assistance for the establishment of a rubber plantation. Since then, we have provided $1.2 billion in economic assistance to Panama. Our development […]
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 […]