Help or Hindrance?
United States Economic Aid in Central America

Danaher, Kevin; Benjamin, Medea; Berryman, Philip (eds)
Publisher:  IFPD
Year Published:  1989
Pages:  105pp   ISBN:  0895-3090
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19186

Help or Hindrance? uncovers why the economic crisis in Central America has worsened as U.S. aid has skyrocketed in the 1980s. This report shows how security and military related aid, hidden under the rubric "economic aid," has far surpassed assistance for economic development, and argues that the positions of the fiscal conservatives, seeking to save U.S. taxpayers' money, and humanitarians, seeking to help the poor, are not necessarily in opposition.

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