The Biden administration must learn from the mistakes of previous US interventions in Central America if it hopes to succeed in stemming migration with development aid, Amelia Frank-Vitale (Mexico, 2012-14) and Lauren Heidbrink write in In These Times.
“We have seen firsthand how ineffective ’development’ is in addressing the needs of local communities,” they write. “Frequently, aid comes with ideological strings that hinder, rather than support, local efforts to reduce poverty, corruption and insecurity.”
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Photo: US Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Guatemala, June 9, 2021 (The Office of the Vice President)