As MCC awaits congressional approval to undertake regional compacts, CEO Dana Hyde says the agency has turned attention to Central America, where it is in the nascent stages of building cross-border programs that would be complementary to the administration's proposed $1 billion aid plan for Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala currently stalled in Congress.

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  • Claire Luke

    Claire is a journalist passionate about all things development, with a particular interest in labor, having worked previously for the Indonesia-based International Labor Organization. She has experience reporting in Cambodia, Nicaragua and Burma, and is happy to be immersed in the action of D.C. Claire is a master's candidate in development economics at the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs and received her bachelor's degree in political philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross.