Growth in the Americas

Military men in a speedboat (Luis Valladares/U.S. Embassy Guatemala)

U.S. promotes security with Central American partners

Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Central America recently to highlight U.S. security partnerships in the region.
People standing on and near partially constructed building under steel frame (© Shutterstock)

The BUILD Act makes room for fair deals

In 2019, a new government agency will open an untapped pipeline for investment from the U.S. private sector to low- and middle-income countries.
Luis posing for portrait (Thomas Cristofoletti for USAID)

A guiding hand steers teen from gangs back to family

Honduran teenager Luis' life and future hung in the balance in a gang- and drug-infested neighborhood before a USAID program set him on a new path.
People placing sticky notes on bulletin board (U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa)

Honduran youth leaders seek to discourage emigration

Tired of seeing friends and family leave the country for work, youth leaders in Honduras are using storytelling to convince people not to emigrate.

U.S. works to boost economies in Central America [infographic]

Download this shareable graphic about the economic relationship between the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Hands holding seeds (© Moises Castillo/AP Images)

Helping farmers of Central America

Download a shareable graphic that shows how the U.S. is helping farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras boost their crops and their incomes.
Mike Pence speaking (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

Pence meets with Central American leaders to address illegal immigration

The vice president spoke at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.
Person holding hands behind head (© Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters)

U.S., Latin America join forces to counter gangs

Juvenile justice officials from six countries share their evolving approaches to preventing youth from joining gangs in their countries at a U.S.-hosted conference.
Uniformed people posing in a group (© Sergeant Oscar D. Pla, Miami-Dade Police Department)

Miami police train partners to combat transnational crime

By training their counterparts from around the world, Miami-Dade police are helping to combat crime both at home and abroad.