Trump Administration To Divert More Than $40M In Humanitarian Aid From Central American Nations To Support Opposition In Venezuela
Los Angeles Times: Trump administration diverts Central America aid to U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela
“The Trump administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid from Central America to the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal memo and interviews. The memo, dated July 11 and obtained by The Times, is a notification to Congress from the U.S. Agency for International Development that the money is going to Venezuela in response to an ‘exigent’ crisis involving U.S. ‘national interest’…” (Wilkinson, 7/16).
Reuters: Trump administration plans to divert $40 million in aid to Venezuela’s opposition
“U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration plans to divert more than $40 million (£32 million) in humanitarian aid for Central America to support the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday. The $41.9 million had been destined for Guatemala and Honduras, two of the three Central American countries at the center of a migration crisis in which thousands of people have fled poverty, violence, and corruption and attempted to cross the southern U.S. border…” (Zengerle et al., 7/16).
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