With the goal of addressing the violence and economic hardship driving migration from the region, the U.S. Congress approved $750 million in aid for Central America for 2016, and $655 million more for 2017.
What is in these aid packages? Which countries are getting what? What do U.S.-funded programs propose to do? Are they achieving their goals?
On May 17, WOLA—together with partners from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—will launch the Central America Monitor, a data-rich effort to answer these questions. In this podcast, WOLA Senior Associate for Citizen Security Adriana Beltrán tells us what to expect.