Growth In The Americas

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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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U.S. targets the stash houses of human smugglers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been finding and closing stash houses to protect migrants preyed upon by human smugglers.
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Illegal crossings lowest in years as border wall expands

The U.S. is expanding the wall along its southern border. See how the U.S. is deterring illegal immigration while providing aid to Central America.
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U.S. to provide $258 million in aid for northern Central America

After a successful strengthening of relationships with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the U.S. will increase financial aid for those countries.

As the wall goes up, illegal immigration goes down

The border wall at the U.S. southern border works alongside cooperation with Central American governments to ensure a legal immigration process.
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Satellites protect farms in the U.S. and Panama

Storms or drought can cost Panamanian rice farmers a season's work. See how the U.S. is helping Panama to use satellite data to protect its farmers.
Safety personnel standing outside of a liquefied natural gas hub terminal (© Arnulfo Franco/AP Images)

U.S. initiative strengthens economic growth in the Americas

Learn more about the U.S. government's plan to bring jobs and economic growth to North, Central and South America through energy and infrastructure.
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This startup helps the environment … and its workers

An innovative Panamanian startup supports women in business, provides jobs for paroled prisoners and helps to recycle organic waste.
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The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.