Media Outlets Examine President Trump’s Decision To Cut Foreign Aid To 3 Central American Nations

MSNBC: Fmr. USAID head: Foreign assistance an ‘important investment’
“Ali Velshi talks with former U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Rajiv Shah about the impact of President Trump’s decision to cut off U.S. aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador because he says they’re not doing enough to stop the flow of migrants to the U.S…” (Velshi, 4/1).

Washington Post: U.S. officials said aid to El Salvador helped slow migration. Now Trump is canceling it.
“…Trump said he was cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras because the countries have failed to curb migration to the United States. He has accused those three countries of allowing their citizens to join migrant caravans destined for the U.S. border. Analysts have been quick to point out that cutting off assistance to Central America could cause migration to increase, as programs aimed at improving security and economic opportunity are shuttered. They say the case of El Salvador, a nation of 6.5 million, is still more confounding. Migration from Guatemala and Honduras has surged in the past two years. But in cutting aid to El Salvador, Trump is punishing a government that has overseen a dramatic reduction in migration…” (Sieff, 4/1).

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