In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), USAID helps to make the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere more peaceful, secure, and prosperous by strengthening the capacity of governments and private entities to combat crime, improve governance, address climate change, and create an economic environment in which the private sector can flourish and create jobs.

Throughout the region, USAID has 13 field offices, 4 regional programs, and Washington-based programs focusing on Cuba, Ecuador, and Venezuela.  

Our programs in LAC help to generate economic prosperity, reduce crime and violence, support civil society, defend universal rights, and protect the environment. USAID works closely with host governments (national and municipal), other U.S. Government agencies, civil society, the private sector, development banks, and international organizations to help achieve enduring results. 

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Marcela Escobari

Marcela Escobari

Assistant Administrator

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Marcela Escobari serves as the Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Peter Natiello

Peter Natiello

Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

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Peter Natiello currently serves as Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in The U.S. Agency for International  Development’s (USAID) Latin America and Caribbean Bureau.

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Barbara Feinstein

Barbara Feinstein

Deputy Assistant Administrator

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Barbara Feinstein serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator within USAID's Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 

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Mileydi Guilarte

Mileydi Guilarte

Deputy Assistant Administrator

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Mileydi Guilarte serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator within USAID's Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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