Impact of human rights on u.s. foreign assistance to latin america

Academic Article


  • Building upon the contributions ofprevious studies of U.S. foreign aid, this study examines the relationship between human rights and U.S. foreign assistance. Concentrating on the years 1979-1985, the impact of human rights conditions on both economic and military aid allocations to Latin America is analyzed. The results of this analysis indicate that though other factors have a significant effect upon aid allocation, human rights are an important factor in determining the allocation ofboth U.S. economic assistance and U.S. military assistance. The findings suggest that those countries with better human rights conditions are likely to receive more U.S. aid than others. © 1994, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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  • Blanton SL
  • Start Page

  • 339
  • End Page

  • 358
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 4