The Biden administration's Department of Labor announced Tuesday that it will award a $12 million grant to one of George Soros' charities to work with left-wing groups in Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
It was the Department of Labor's own website that broke the news. According to the press release, the federal government awarded "a $12 million cooperative agreement to the American Center for International Labor Solidarity," with the objective of strengthening "democratic, independent workers’ organizations in Brazil, Colombia and Peru."
The timing of the announcement was not random. The news was published as the department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Thea Lee, visited Colombia. Her trip to Colombia, the press release states, was "to learn about its government’s labor and employment priorities and discuss progress made related to labor issues and commitments under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement."
Soros' Open Society Foundations is a major beneficiary
The American Center for International Labor Solidarity, a nonprofit organization, will be the recipient of this $12 million from the Biden administration. The association is partially funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), which is owned by the Democratic billionaire George Soros and is closely linked to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest labor federation in the United States and Canada.
The mission of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, as stated by the Washington-based organization itself, is "to help all workers around the world fight discrimination, exploitation and systems that entrench poverty." The organization aims to encourage workers "to raise their voice for dignity on the job, justice in their communities and greater equality in the global economy."
The $12 million will be used to help the Left in Latin America
The Biden administration joins them in providing $12 million specifically for workers in Brazil, Colombia and Peru, countries where leftist political parties are in power.
In Brazil, where Lula Da Silva is the president-elect, these organizations will carry out activities that improve respect for the rights of Afro-Brazilian, migrant, women and LGBT+ workers in the digital economy and the manufacturing sector.
With the aim of helping Colombia, where Gustavo Pedro is president, they will support women, migrants and indigenous peoples as well as workers' union associations so that they can organize and defend workers' rights.
In Peru, led by President Pedro Castillo, the project will aim to improve access to mechanisms for the enforcement of labor rights in the mining and agricultural sectors, with a focus on the defense of indigenous and migrant workers.