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Washington group tracks US aid to Central America

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In fiscal year 2016, three countries in Central America received a combined $750 million from the U.S. to help their governments fight some of the toughest challenges they face and which drive immigration: violence, drugs, lack of economic opportunity.

But it’s not always easy to gauge the impact the assistance has in solving social ills. To help measure results, the nonprofit Washington Office on Latin America, or WOLA, has launched the Central America Monitor, a way of tracking U.S. assistance and its impact on the so-called “Northern Triangle” countries of Latin America - Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador - that receive the bulk of the aid.

Source: Catholic News Service