Upcoming Dates

09/03/14 to 09/04/14 | Event

The Eighteenth Annual CAF Conference is jointly sponsored by CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the OAS, and the Inter-American Dialogue.The conference will be a timely forum for debate and discussion of the most important issues and policy choices affecting the hemisphere today.

07/30/14 | Event

Luis CdeBaca, ambassador at large in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State, and Mohamed Mattar, senior research professor of international law and executive director of The Protection Project, will discuss this topic.

07/30/14 | Event

Hosted by Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA), the briefing will address the victims' rights, solutions and the role of the U.S. Speakers will Colombian leader survivors: Clara Rojas Gonzales, Deyis Carmona, Aida Quilcue and Jose Antequera. 


7/25/14 | Policy Statements
Refugee Crisis
"As others during that eloquent colloquy organized by the Presiding Officer observed, much of that drug trade has moved from Colombia to Central America. It is fueled by demand, the same demand that fuels the Colombian gang warfare, from the United States. The demand comes from this country,...
7/25/14 | Policy Statements
Secretary Johnson Announces 192 Criminal Arrests in Ongoing ICE Operation to Crack Down on Human Smuggling to the Rio Grande Valley
Less than a month into this operation, 192 smugglers and their associates have already been arrested on criminal charges, more than 501 undocumented immigrants have been taken into custody and more than $625,000 in illicit profits have been seized.
7/25/14 | Policy Statements
Chairman Menendez Hosts Presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and Foreign Minister of El Salvador
“In today’s meeting, I made it clear that as the United States looks to increase security and development assistance to Central America, we need to know that our commitment is matched by equal commitments and funding from the Governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras".


7/25/14 | Blog
Latin America Week in Review - July 25, 2014

This week Guatemala’s President called for a “Plan Central America” security package, the FBI ramped up its anti-gang efforts in Central America, and the U.S. issued indictments against Shinning Path guerrilla leaders in Peru. Read these highlights and more below. 

7/23/14 | Blog
Pentagon partners with Colombia to build Latin America’s air defense tactics

Since 2002, the Defense Department has invested billions in building Colombia's air defense as a key tool in counternarcotics activities.  A recently released DoD report shows the Pentagon is continuing this strategy in Colombia and is...

7/18/14 | Blog
Latin America Week in Review - July 18, 2014

This week the President of Honduras asked for a ‘Plan Colombia’ for his country, the Pentagon trained more Mexican military members and U.S. Southern Command completed its six-week training mission in Belize. Read these stories and other highlights below. 

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