The U.S. Spends Millions Funding Central America’s Drug War. A New Report Says It Hasn’t Worked

A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research suggests that militarized law enforcement may have done more damage to human rights than it has to crime rates.

A soldier stands guard as parolees paint over gang-affiliated graffiti in El Salvador. A recent report questions whether U.S. funding to stop gang-related crime in the region has been effective. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

A soldier stands guard as parolees paint over gang-affiliated graffiti in El Salvador. A recent report questions whether U.S. funding to stop gang-related crime in the region has been effective. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

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