A group of nine Republican U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo asking him to cut U.S. funding to the IACHR. What they’re doing is undercutting their own party’s human rights agenda.
The letter comes as State considers withdrawing funding in the wake of a letter from nine Republican Senators who claim the U.S. should withdraw funding because the Commission lobbies “for abortion in Latin America in direct contravention of U.S. law.”
U.S. policy is never governed purely by moral calculations. But in the case of CICIG, it is hard to detect any concerns that remotely outweigh the U.S. interest in establishing the rule of law in Guatemala.
The act, introduced by three prominent voices for Latin America in Congress, demands State reunify the 2,342 migrant children separated from their parents. It also addresses the root causes of the flow.
The U.S.’s regional economic partners, which supply more than 40% of its steel imports and a majority of its aluminum imports, will be some of the most harmed by President Trump’s tariffs—and could do some serious damage to U.S. exports if they choose.