Mis-directed aid to Mexico not enough to slow migration north


National Catholic Reporter August 19, 2011, v47 i22, p12(1)

“Although advocates lobby for greater U.S. development aid to migrants’ countries of origin, most U.S. aid to Mexico goes to law enforcement and drug-control projects, especially with the Merida Initiative, a $1.8 billion program aimed at stemming the flow of drugs from Central America and Mexico to the United States. ”

“Of more than $760 million in U. S. foreign aid to Mexico in 2009, only $11 million was earmarked for development projects that could help provide livelihoods for people to stem migration, according to a study by the nonprofit organization Bread for the World. “


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