Union leader and Bolivian President Evo Morales sings his national anthem during the annual May Day march in La Paz on Wednesday. He announced during a speech that he was expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from the country. Juan Karita/AP
Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development from [...]
BOLIVIA: El presidente Evo Morales anunció el miércoles la expulsión de la Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), a la que acusó de conspirar contra su gobierno, cuatro años después de haber echado al embajador de ese país y a la agencia antidroga DEA por las mismas razones.
El gobierno de [...]
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to provide US$50 million in development assistance for Peru this year.
Deborah Kennedy, USAID’s Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, that Peru has eradicated 14,000 hectares of illegal coca crops last year and said that the Peruvian government is now more [...]
Bolivian leader Evo Morales frequently invokes in his speeches the facts revealing the subversive role taken by the US Embassy in Bolivia. It put obstacles in the way of organizing the Bolivian national assembly and encouraged separatism in the five of Bolivia’s provinces which sit on important deposits of natural reserves and contribute 75-80% of [...]
A former deputy director of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor and his wife have plead guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from a program to address global health problems like AIDS in order to fix their home and purchase luxury cars.
Mark Adams, 44, and Latasha Bell, 36, both of Fort [...]
Russia explained its decision to end the U.S. Agency for International Development’s two decades of work in Russia by saying Wednesday that the agency was using its money to influence elections — a claim the U.S. denied.
The U.S. State Department announced Tuesday that Russia has demanded USAID leave the country, a culmination of years [...]
Ecuador President Rafael Correa has said that USAID-supported projects are designed to undermine administrations Washington dislikes. ‘It’s a recipe that’s been used repeatedly in Latin America against countries with progressive governments,’ Correa said, suggesting that USAID-backed programs had helped create the environment for an attempted coup in Venezuela in 2002. ‘They can’t beat us [...]
From the Alliance for Global Justice:
The Solidarity Center office in Bogotá has received an unusually large two-year grant of $3 million for its operations in the Andean Region.
The scope and dimensions of the grant are not fully known, nor the exact programs to which it will be applied.
However, given the history [...]
Ecuadorian ministries and institutions are analyzing continuing their cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), after questioning the real objectives of its presence here.
Although the government will make the final decision, the results of these consultations and the scenarios of an eventual decision to expel USAID from Ecuador are being analyzed [...]
Development charities have been concerned for some time that corporate agribusiness supplies the lion’s share of the contracted food aid and the Guardian investigation bears this out.
It is not surprising ADM, Cargill and Bunge dominate food aid, since they dominate global grain trade too. They are also powerful political players; in the first [...]
From the Alliance for Global Justice:
The Solidarity Center has some good and helpful programs and some that are at least more or less benign. But these good programs can act to hide a more fundamental purpose to infiltrate and influence the labor movements of other countries and to provide a channel of interference in [...]
The United States reiterated its willingness to finance rebel groups seeking to destabilize some countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), a mechanism of political, economic and social integration created in 2004.
According to Mark Feierstein, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington [...]
This London School of Economics and Political Science article exposes the U.S. government’s role in the poor living conditions that led to the Egyptian uprising last year:
When [Egyptian workers and activists] took to the streets last year it was not only against tyranny and political repression, but also against the neoliberal economic order – [...]
Dwindling investment interest has prompted Pakistan to ask the United States to create a coal development fund in collaboration with multilateral donors, like the Islamic Development Bank, in order to provide a financing window for less-developed but coal-rich countries for setting up coal-fired power plants.
The proposal comes in the wake of reluctance of donors [...]
When the United States and other nations open their wallets to help countries in need, some groups fear the donors’ reasons are less than altruistic, according to a new report from a nonprofit that seeks to improve aid. Humanitarian aid has too often been politicized, the report found.
“Too often the U.S. and many [...]