U.S. cuts aid to Central America over immigration; critics say that will backfire

Andy Uhler Apr 1, 2019
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Honduran migrants leave the Metropolitan Center of San Pedro Sula, 300 kms north of Tegucigalpa, to travel to the Guatemala border. ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. cuts aid to Central America over immigration; critics say that will backfire

Andy Uhler Apr 1, 2019
Honduran migrants leave the Metropolitan Center of San Pedro Sula, 300 kms north of Tegucigalpa, to travel to the Guatemala border. ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images
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In an effort to slow the flow of Central America migrants into the U.S., President Trump said he’s cutting direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The U.S. sends money to those countries to help them combat drug trafficking, gang violence and to promote economic growth.

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