WFPSE POLICY PAGES

For decades, deliberate U.S. government policies in Latin America have favored large corporations and rich landowners over the interests of local residents, who have little voice in their own governance. The results have been disastrous. These issues go to the heart of WFPSE's work and mission. Become more educated by clicking on the topic buttons below, or using the menu above.

Policy Page: Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA have exacerbated poverty and displacement in Latin America while U.S.-based corporations profit.
Policy Page: Drug Wars. Two decades of counter-narcotics assistance in Latin America have shown that military aid does little to reduce drug production and trafficking. At best it creates a balloon effect, spurring drug-related violence in region after region.
Policy Page: Immigration. The debate about comprehensive immigration reform must include discussions about the roots of migration and U.S. economic policy in Latin America.
Policy Page Military Aid & Training. The United States has a long and unfortunate history of creating and feeding military violence in Latin America.