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With more than 35 years of experience in Latin American news and analysis, the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy in Latin America, human rights and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
From our office in Mexico City, the Americas Program publishes a steady flow of original research and materials that report and analyze events throughout the hemisphere. The Program also acts as a cyber-hub to link up movements in our eight areas: migration, food sovereignty, drug war, democracy and society, land and territory, social movements, human rights and gender equality. We take a facts-based look at U.S. foreign policy by examining the on-the-ground impact in human rights, militarization and violence, democracy, gender equality and economic justice. Our network of writers in countries throughout the region also traces the achievements, setbacks and challenges of grassroots movements, as the essential component of real social change. In our writings, public speaking, media interviews and multimedia production, we seek to increase North-South dialogue, break down stereotypes and help inform and broaden networks.
Vision: A hemisphere where all people–men, women and children–live in peace and have the basic means for a life with dignity and full enjoyment of human rights.
Mission: The Americas Program seeks to:
- Analyze the impact and promote discussion of U.S. foreign (and domestic) policy in Latin America
- Promote grassroots democracy and policies that emphasize human rights, mutual respect in international relations, gender equality and demilitarization
- Strengthen mutual ties among social justice organizations & movements within Latin America, and between Latin American and U.S. organizations to increase their overall success in achieving their goals.
- Analyze the impact of U.S. foreign and domestic policies in Latin America and build recommendations and advocacy for change
- Document, analyze and give visibility to social movements; contribute to building and allying movements
- Raise awareness and develop understanding among activists, academics and residents of countries throughout the hemisphere via:
- Web Ezines (Americas Updater and Boletín Américas), MexicoBlog and the Americas Program trilingual website www.americas.org
- Multimedia productions
- Media interviews and contributions to print and electronic publications
- Public speaking and tours
- Build partnerships with other organizations around common goals
4. Build relationships between social justice movements
5. Promote U.S.- Latin America dialogue
To see Americas Program finances and contribute to our work:
To meet Americas Program staff and volunteers: HERE. (http://www.americas.org/people)
CIP’s most recent audited financial statement is available HERE.
Donations to the CIP Americas Program are tax-deductible. The Center for International Policy has a four-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator.
To see our 2014 Yearly Report:HERE.
This website is maintained by the Americas Program.