Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean at a glance

Military & Police Aid $622,936,000 (2016)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $1,580,605,000 (2016)
Arms Sales $1,161,135,925 (2015)
Trainees 14,600 (2014)
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Latin America and the Caribbean

Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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6/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Cybersecurity Assistance

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

5/31/16 | Blog
EVENT: Understanding Effective Cyber Security Capacity Building, Lessons Learned From the Review of 11 Countries Across the Globe

As digital technologies rapidly grow and the use of the Internet expands, so do the risks that accompany it. Cyber security capacity building efforts thus have become a priority, not only for governments, but also for the private sector and civil society around the world.

5/17/16 | Blog
Unexamined Risks: The Pentagon’s Military Aid Abroad

Since September 11, the U.S. government has overseen a massive expansion in Pentagon-funded aid to foreign security forces, moving from $800 million in FY 2001 to more than $10.8 billion in FY...



6/28/16 | News
For Colombia’s Peace Process, Disarmament Was a Sticking point. Here’s Why.
The government asked FARC rebels to give up their weapons, initially without a promise of robust security guarantees. And despite ongoing negotiations, at least six left-wing activists were slain in acts of political violence in recent months.
6/28/16 | News
Police Abuse Increases in Argentine Province Under Macri Ally
Police brutality is on the rise in Argentina’s province of Jujuy, home to the so-called first political prisoner of President Mauricio Macri’s government, as reports of violent intimidation, torture and arbitrary arrests of local activists at the hands of security forces increasingly emerge from...
6/28/16 | News
Mexican Women Victims of Rape, Torture When Arrested
Amnesty International says that a vast majority of incarcerated Mexican women face sexual torture during arrest and in the hours following.

Upcoming Dates

06/28/16 | Event

The world is watching as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games beginning August 5, making Brazil the first South American—and only second Latin American—country to host the games. Yet, significant concerns have been expressed over Brazil’s readiness. With a...

07/06/16 | Event

As Colombia negotiates an end to its protracted internal armed conflict lasting over 50 years, successors to the paramilitary groups that emerged during the conflict have the potential to undermine effective implementation of the accords. To guarantee peace, Colombia will need to dismantle the...

07/07/16 | Event

Important changes are reshaping the political landscape across Latin America. While the last decade has been dominated by great polarization and populist authoritarianism, recent elections in Argentina and Peru signal important developments in the region. Regimes built on democratic values...