Last week, leaders from all countries across the Americas met in Panama to discuss a wide spectrum of issues at the Summit of the Americas.
One issue that the Washington Office is watching closely is the proposed “Alliance for Prosperity,” a plan for economic development in the countries of Central America known as the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The plan purports to address root causes of migration through foreign investment and job creation.
While it is positive to see the governments of these three nations working together to address the ongoing social and economic issues that plague their people, there is also concern about how the programs are structured and who will benefit most from these initiatives. A large group of civil society and advocacy organizations, including the MCC Washington Office, signed a letter around these concerns.