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As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants
Tuesday 18
5:0 2019

US President Donald Trump's administration announced on Monday plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the US border with Mexico. Congressional aides said the administration told them it would reallocate $370m in aid to Central America that politicians had approved for fiscal 2018, and suspend an additional $180m Congress had approved for fiscal 2017. All of the money for those years has not yet been spent. The plan was likely to run into stiff opposition ...

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Summary: Critics of the plan argue it is cruel to cut off aid to governments grappling with hunger and violence.

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