Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF)

Ambassador Anthony Wayne met with Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), an independent U.S. government agency created in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.

During the meeting, Mr. Kaplan highlighted the foundation’s objectives and projects developed for communities in almost every state of Mexico. Ambassador Wayne encouraged coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mexico and the Embassy’s economic and press sections, which could help increase the outreach and achievements of IAF’s projects.

Currently, IAF contributes over $5 million to 26 organizations in Mexico, for agriculture, conservation, education and enterprise development projects.

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