Latin America and Caribbean Links
InterAmerican Development Bank. Like the World Bank, but provides financing only to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Inter-American Foundation (IAF). A U.S. government foundation that makes grants to Latin American grassroots groups.
Latin American Studies Association. See also their links page.
North American Congress on Latin America publishes the NACLA Report on the Americas, with the current issue and some past articles available online.
Pan American Health Organization includes country health profiles, an online magazine about health in the Americas, and links to health sites in individual countries.
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Organizations that work to influence policies
U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project, an independent non-profit organization that supports economic justice and basic rights for workers in Central America, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Mexico. US/LEAP focuses especially on the struggles of workers in industries whose products are exported to the United States, (often by U.S. companies) such as coffee, bananas), and maquila workers rights (maquilas are factories–mainly garment factories–producing for export).
Washington Office on Latin America has advocated for increased democracy in Latin America for the past 30 years.
World Hunger News
For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
- Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
- Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
- Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
- Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.