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August 7, 2019

USAID’s Regional Academy for Security Analysis project builds regional institutional capacity to analyze data and develop evidence-based security policies to improve public safety in the Central America region (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) and reduce illegal immigration.

August 7, 2019

USAID enhances economic growth in Central America by strengthening the region’s trade capacity and competitiveness through increased regional integration and lower trade costs.  Strong, stable economies in the region are in the direct interest of the U.S. to stem the flow of illegal immigration from Central American countries.

August 7, 2019

Despite important human rights achievements, particularly in legislation and institutional capacity, insecurity and violence persist in the Central America region.  USAID’s Regional Human Rights and Democracy project helps prevent human rights violations, strengthens the response to address human rights violations, and promotes sustainable early warning and protection systems for key vulnerable groups.

August 7, 2019

Crime and violence remain a key development challenge for the Central American region, particularly El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, where crime rates are among the highest in Latin America and the world, and a key driver of illegal immigration to the United States.  In addressing this problem, accurate, reliable and timely information is vital to effective decision-making.  

July 17, 2019

 El Salvador has made significant democratic advances, including successive free and fair elections, accompanied by social and economic progress.  Despite these gains, insecurity from gang-related violence and lack of economic opportunity drive thousands of Salvadorans to attempt to illegally immigrate to the United States.


Last updated: February 03, 2022

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