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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Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By Bill Goodfellow

Nov-10-2014 | Report

Check out what the Center for International Policy has been up to in 2014 with our end-of-year brochure... Read More »

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 »

Leonhart's Fall Signals Urgent Need for DEA Overhaul

By Laura Carlsen

May-01-2015 | Article

The forced resignation of DEA chief Michele Leonhart is a step in the right direction toward cleaning up one of the most wasteful and ethically questionable agencies of the federal government, the Drug Enforcement Administration. Now it's time for Congress to take the next step -- a full and facts-based review of the agency to eliminate the deep flaws that gave rise to the scandal... Read More »

Continuing the Crackdown on Kids

By Laura Carlsen

Mar-31-2015 | Article

The "Biden Plan" for Central America treats refugee children as a national security threat... Read More »

Obama Should Not Prop Up Mexico's President

By Laura Carlsen

Jan-06-2015 | Article

President Obama has nothing to gain -- and much to lose -- by propping up Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Peña Nieto will be in Washington today, seeking to bolster his support in the United States as it rapidly unravels in his own country... Read More »

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September 9 Open Government Town Hall – Foreign Aid and Security Assistance Transparency

Sep-09-15 | POGO's Conference Room (1100 G St, NW, Suite 500-- entrance on 11th Street across from Metro Center). Call-in options available.

Dynamic speakers will engage in a lively discussion about government and civil society initiatives underway to make available information on foreign aid and security assistance, and impediments that remain for the public to access such information... Read More »

A Discussion on Citizen Security and the Way Forward

Sep-08-15 | Center for International Policy 2000 M Street NW Conference Room A (located in the basement) Washington, DC 20036

What's the best way forward for citizen security in Central America? Guatemala, Honduras and most recently El Salvador have all turned to their troops to provide domestic security. Advocates of this tactic highlight that the general population often supports deploying the armed forces and say the presence of soldiers deters violence in the short-term. Opponents point to increased human rights abuses carried out by troops and say it is ultimately ineffective in improving long-term security.... Read More »

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