Would you be fine with Congress funding rape, torture, and violence? Didn’t think so. In this time of budget constraints, you would think and hope that Congress would be drawing lines in the sand so that our foreign aid to Latin America does not fund abuses. Some representatives in the House, however, beg to differ.
Sign our petition and demand Congress to stand for human rights!
Some members of Congress who oversee foreign aid want to outright eliminate human rights conditions tied to military and police assistance for Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala. These conditions are one of the ways we can try to ensure the United States does not do business with human rights violators. Congress has a short memory if it is willing to bankroll militaries and police forces with long histories of abuse with no strings attached.