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Could prosperity at home curb migration?

by Ben Bradford Jun 27, 2019
A new report suggests sending aid abroad could help ease a surge in inward migration.
A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention holds an envelope with a message written in English as he waits inside a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.
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U.S. cuts aid to Central America over immigration; critics say that will backfire

by Andy Uhler Apr 1, 2019
In an effort to slow the flow of Central America migrants into the U.S., President Trump said he’s cutting direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The U.S. sends money to those countries to help them combat drug trafficking, gang…
Honduran migrants leave the Metropolitan Center of San Pedro Sula, 300 kms north of Tegucigalpa, to travel to the Guatemala border.
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What does the U.S get back for its foreign aid spending?

by Kimberly Adams Jan 3, 2018
Over the past few days, President Donald Trump has tweeted quite a bit about foreign aid. On New Year’s Day, he complained about the amount of foreign aid we send to Pakistan and criticized its government for not doing more…

Uganda needs help to serve a growing influx of South Sudan refugees

by Andy Uhler Apr 4, 2017
More than 2,500 people flee war-torn South Sudan every day. By the end of this year, 400,000 are expected arrive in Uganda, its neighbor to the south. Uganda is exceptionally open to these refugees, but it needs financial and logistical…

The U.S. spends a lot less on foreign aid than you think

by , and Mar 17, 2017
Besides goodwill, there are other advantages to giving.
A general view shows a Sudanes worker sitting on the USA flagged bulk carrier.
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Hard times for soft power spending

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 28, 2017
The White House wants to bump up defense spending and reduce the budgets of some other federal agencies. One agency in the crosshairs is the State Department. It wields something known as soft power — diplomacy and foreign aid. So…

Some NGOs in Nairobi have to pay locals to attend meetings

by Dan Bobkoff Aug 25, 2016
For years, NGOs have poured money into Kenya but many residents are skeptical over the groups' intentions.
Sharon Ogolla stands in front of her salon in Kibera.
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Fun fact Friday: A lot of business buzz

by Gina Martinez Mar 6, 2015
We traveled the world to bring you the best in business news this week.

Philippines typhoon relief complicated by earlier disasters

by David Brancaccio Nov 11, 2013
The Philippines is reeling and thousands are presumed dead after a massive typhoon hit over the weekend. While relief efforts are underway, they may be undercut by the 7.2 earthquake that hit the Philippines last month.

A few good men? U.S. aid trained and equipped Egypt's military

by Adriene Hill Aug 20, 2013
Besides direct financial aid that the U.S. provides Egypt, the U.S. military also helps educate Egyptian military officers.