Dam project shines light on little-known U.S. agency

AP – When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known Overseas Private Investment Corp.

The fight opened a window into the impacts that residents sometimes encounter in developments backed by OPIC, a U.S. government agency with a low profile but global mission.


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