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R44647 – U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Trends and FY2017 Appropriations – 10/6/2016

R44647 – U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Trends and FY2017 Appropriations – 10/6/2016 published on

Author: Peter J. Meyer Analyst in Latin American Affairs
Pages: 22

This report provides an overview of U.S. assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. It analyzes historical and recent trends in aid to the region, the Obama Administration’s FY2017 request for aid administered by the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and legislative developments on FY2017 foreign aid appropriations. It also examines policy issues Congress may opt to consider, including the benefits and drawbacks of conditioning aid, the role of the Department of Defense in providing security assistance, and the potential for trilateral cooperation in the region. Bills: H.R. 719, H.R. 4909

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