Soros Nonprofit Awarded $12M from US to Empower Workers in Latin America

The money is going to a group partially funded by Soros’ ‘Open Society Foundations.’

QUICK FACTS:
  • U.S. taxpayer dollars will go to Washington D.C.-based group the Solidarity Center, which is partially funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros.
  • The Solidarity Center is funded in part by Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF) and will use the money to strengthen the labor rights of workers in Latin America.
  • In addition to its ties to the OSF, Solidarity Center is also closely aligned with the nation’s largest union conglomerate, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). 
  • The group will use the $12 million to “strengthen democratic, independent workers’ organizations in Brazil, Colombia and Peru,” according to the Department of Labor (DOL) announcement.
WHAT THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR:
  • Judicial Watch’s analysis of the funding stated that the project will “bolster unions and advocate for the full and free exercise of collective bargaining rights and freedom of association, the agency writes, adding that the focus will be on underserved communities and advancing gender and racial equity. Specifically, the American taxpayer dollars will support activities that improve respect for the rights of Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian, migrant, women and LGBTQI+ workers in the digital platform economy and the manufacturing sector.”
  • The watchdog group went on to say, “In Colombia, the focus will be on increasing the capacity of women, migrants, and indigenous people to organize and advocate for workers’ rights. In Peru, the goal is to improve access to mechanisms for labor rights compliance in the mining and agriculture sectors, particularly for indigenous and migrant workers.”
BACKGROUND:
  • This comes just weeks after another group linked to Soros won a $41 million contract from the Biden administration to help illegal aliens evade deportation.
  • The Acacia Center for Justice, a non-government organization (NGO) with financial ties to the Soros-linked Vera Institute of Justice, will provide “legal services” to illegal aliens that are released into the United States interior.
  • Previously, the Vera Institute of Justice was awarded $310 million by the Obama administration to help Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) avoid deportation.