This website is maintained by the Americas Program.
With more than 30 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 toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
The CIP Americas Program has been documenting and linking up movements for social justice in the region for a decade now. Through our network of writers in countries throughout the hemisphere, we’ve traced the rise and travails of social movements and taken a hard look at the too-often negative role of U.S. foreign policy. In our writings, public speaking, media interviews and multimedia production, we have built up North-South dialogue and helped inform and broaden networks to strengthen each other’s efforts.
Mission: The Americas Program seeks to:
- Change U.S. foreign (and domestic) policy that negatively impacts Latin America;
- Strengthen mutual ties among social justice organizations & movements within Latin America and between Latin America and the U.S., thus optimizing their overall impact.
- Analyzes issues negatively affected by U.S. foreign (and domestic) policy in Latin America;
- Documents the rise and travails of social movements through on-the-ground reporting;
- Raises awareness and develops understanding of activists, academics and citizens via:
- Web Ezine, MexicoBlog and other online communications
- Media interviews
- Public speaking
- Multimedia productions
- Builds relationships between social justice movements & organizations
- Cultivates U.S.- Latin America dialogue.