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.

Learn more about the Americas Program at

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 »

Report to Supporters: Turning Promises Into Policy


Jun-04-2012 | Report

Read about the latest research and projects undertaken by CIP's expert staff as they seek to apply pressure to ensure that politicians' promises become actual policy.... Read More »

Lessons From the Costa Rican Elections

By Laura Carlsen

Apr-08-2014 | Article

We talked to Maria Florez-Estrada, legislative adviser to the Broad Front and communications coordinator for Villalta’s campaign, for her take on what happened and what the elections mean for the future of Costa Rica.... Read More »

El Chapo Capture: What Happens When the Kingpin Falls?

By Laura Carlsen

Mar-06-2014 | Article

U.S. officials are propping up the capture of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a major drug war victory. They're wrong... Read More »

A Cyber Invasion- How the NSA Infiltrated Mexico’s Computers

By Laura Carlsen

Jan-19-2014 |

NSA internal information provided by former security consultant and whistleblower Edward Snowden shows that Mexico features prominently as a target for massive U.S. espionage... Read More »

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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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