Rocky transition in Colombia despite U.S. aid

U.S. government agencies have poured nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars into Colombia since 2017. The Agency for International Development led the way with $349,429,424 in grants and contracts followed by the State Department with $292,510,963 and the Department of Defense, $72,437,788. See details of U.S. grants and aid to Colombia, along with a list … Read more

U.S. ramps up Venezuela effort

From 2008 to 2018, the U.S. government poured more than $122 million into Venezuela for everything from democracy projects to emergency aid for migrants. USAID and State Department grants for Venezuela projects jumped from $6,151,570 in 2016 to $20,874,975 this year. Below is graphic of USAID and State Department grants by year. Many of the same … Read more

BBG’s top vendors and contractors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors, now called the U.S. Agency for Global Media, shelled out $1,393,249,355 in contracts from 1999 to 2018. The Intermedia Survey Institute was the No. 1 contractor with a haul of $75,863,816. The company, known as InterMedia, describes itself as a “global research consultancy that partners with mission-driven organizations seeking to … Read more

$53 million “unassigned” at BBG

Below is a list of Broadcasting Board of Governors offices and the dollar amount of contracts they signed from 1999 to 2018. The BBG’s Office of Technology, Services and Innovation signed more than $150 million in contracts. Interestingly, $53,206,734 in contracts were marked “unassigned,” which makes it difficult for taxpayers to know how that money … Read more