Americas Program

About Americas Program

Strengthening ties among citizens' organizations and movements within and between Latin America and the United States to increase their overall impact.

Americas Program

The Americas Program seeks to change U.S. foreign and domestic policies that contribute to poverty and conflict in Latin America, and build relations based on the principles of mutual respect, self-determination, equality and peace. We work to strengthen ties among citizens' organizations and movements within and between Latin America and the United States to increase their overall impact.

With more than 30 years of experience in Latin American news and analysis, the Americas Program is a leading source of information for activists, academics, policymakers and citizens concerned about U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.

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Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World


Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

Turning a Corner


Jul-01-2013 | Report

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges facing our world today. Wars in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, climate chaos due to global warming and the widening gap between the super-rich and everyone else engender a sense of hopelessness... Read More »

Pena Nieto on Indigenous Rights: Praise Abroad, Protest at Home

By Laura Carlsen

Oct-09-2014 | Article

Following the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Mexican indigenous leaders accused President Enrique Peña Nieto of portraying himself as a champion of indigenous rights in the international forum while violating them at home... Read More »

Mexico's Drug War is Killing Children

By Laura Carlsen

Oct-07-2014 | Article

Young people are now targeted by the very people sworn to protect them. If this isn’t the ultimate duplicity of abusive law enforcement, what is... Read More »

Blowback on the Border: America's Child Refugee Crisis

By Laura Carlsen

Jul-19-2014 | Article

After three years of relative silence, the U.S. press has finally “discovered” the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors piling up on the U.S. border... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Caught in the Crossfire! Women on the Frontlines in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala

Jun-04-12 | United States Institute of Peace

An exploration of the effect of the "War on Drugs" on women's lives and freedoms in Latin America... Read More »

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