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    Marking Earth Day

    Applications submitted to the IAF by grassroots organizations from throughout the hemisphere reflect a pointed awareness of the urgent need to use natural resources wisely.

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    A conversation with Robert N. Kaplan

    IAF president Robert N. Kaplan was a featured speaker at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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    Former IAF board chair honored by U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute

    The USHLI presented the Henry L. Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Anita Perez Ferguson, a member of the IAF’s advisory council.

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    Building Bridges

    Partners for Livable Communities presented the Bridge Builders Award to the IAF in recognition of its 40-plus years of support for grassroots development

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    Grand opening of FECCEG's coffee shop

    As of December 20th, the residents of and visitors to Quetzaltenango will be able to enjoy a fresh brewed cup of FECCEG's coffee at its first coffee shop.

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    IAF Data on

    IAF's data is now availiable at, a website providing a view of U.S. Government foreign assistance in a standard and easy-to-understand format.

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    Let's Talk Roya

    The IAF is sponsoring 22 farmers attending Let's Talk Roya, an industry conference for specialty coffee scheduled for Nov. 3-6 in Salinitas, El Salvador.

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    Quinoa farmer cooperative in Bloomberg News

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim traces the growing popularity of quinoa to early breakthroughs of CECOAT, a farmer's cooperative that received critical support from the IAF.

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    2013 CAF Conference

    The XVII Annual CAF Conference, one of the most important gatherings of experts on U.S.-Latin America relations, was held on Sept. 4-5 only one block from the offices of the IAF.

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    Exchange in Brasilia: A Rewarding Experience

    Grantee partners from 15 states met in the Brazilian capital Aug. 20-22 to share experiences and identify opportunities.

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    Fundación Saraki at Voice of America (VOA)

    An IAF grantee since 2008, Saraki has advocated successfully for the rights of Paraguayans with disabilities.

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    Casa Alianza Nicaragua featured on CNN

    The work of IAF grantee partner Casa Alianza Nicaragua (CAN) was featured on the CNN en Español program Mirador Mundial.

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    Searching for the World's Best Cacao

    Connoisseurs, including Anthony Bourdain and Pierre Marcolini, have flocked to Peru in recent years to find the cacao beans that result in the world’s best chocolate.

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    Arizpe Receives Woodrow Wilson Award

    Guadalupe Arizpe, a founding member of former IAF grantee Fundación Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte, A.C. in Ciudad Juárez, is the first Mexican woman to receive the award.

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    Helping Communities Thrive

    Enjoy getting to know the IAF and its grantees by watching our video.

  • Los Masis at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Musicians and dancers from Centro Cultural Masis will showcase their Andean heritage during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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    CASM wins Honduran Environmental Prize

    Honduran Secretariat of Natural Resources & the Fundacion Cervecería Hondureña honored IAF grantee CASM with the National Honduran Environmental Prize.

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    A community they've never quite left behind

    A Virginia-based association of Salvadorans partners with IAF grantee ACOLGUA to improve the skills and job prospects for young people.

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    Training Scholarship/Convocatoria de Becas para Capacitación

    The IAF partners with the International Labour Organization's Delnet Program to offer training in local development.

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    IAF Featured at LASA

    On Saturday, an IAF-sponsored panel Citizen-driven Development: Lessons from Grassroots Groups in Latin America will feature representatives from IAF grantees.

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