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Congressional Testimony: The Roots of Central America’s Exodus

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY AS SUBMITTED FOR RECORD AND DELIVERED BEFORE A FULL COMMITTEE HEARING OF THE US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS.  Over the past five years, slightly over 100,000 unaccompanied migrant children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have been apprehended at the US southern border. They are but…

Kevin Casas-Zamora

Congressional Testimony ˙ ˙ US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

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Member in the News: Roberta Jacobson

Roberta Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Mexico (2016 – 2018) and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2012-2016) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 10 on the importance of US Aid to Central America. 

Roberta Jacobson

Congressional Testimony ˙ ˙ House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Congressional Testimony: Energy Opportunities in South America

Lisa Viscidi, Director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Energy Opportunities in Latin America.”

Lisa Viscidi

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Congressional Testimony: Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act

As a close observer of the region, I am deeply troubled by the humanitarian crisis and the dramatic unraveling of democracy under Nicolás Maduro, a brutal and corrupt dictator. A core question raised by this hearing is whether the United States should use military force to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela. My answer, which reflects the position of many other U.S. defense and foreign policy experts, is no. The negative consequences of military action to Venezuela, to the region, and to the interests of the United States are clear and foreseeable.

Rebecca Bill Chavez

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