US & Mexico Pledge Billions in Aid and Investment for Central America, Southern Mexico

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18/12/2018

After several threats to cut aid and investment to the region in response to the migrant caravan, the Trump administration this week announced its commitment to $5.8bn for Central America and $4.6bn for Southern Mexico — funds meant to combat the socioeconomic drivers of immigration at their source. “The United States pledged $5.8 billion in …

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Mexico’s Foreign Minister Pledges $30 million in Aid for Northern Triangle Countries

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10/12/2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s foreign minister says his country will contribute more than $30 million over five years to a regional development program for the so-called Northern Triangle region of Central America, the source of the migrant caravans. Marcelo Ebrard said Monday in a series of tweets that Mexico is committed to cooperating with …

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Despite Crackdown on Anti-Corruption Group, Guatemala Receives US Military Vehicle Donation

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07/12/2018
Posted in Guatemala, USA

In August of this year, the head of UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala, Iván Velásquez, was barred from re-entering Guatemala by President Jimmy Morales. Unsurprisingly, this quickly raised concerns over Guatemala’s deteriorating rule of law amongst global civil society organizations and other observers. At the time the UN body, known as CICIG, derived at least …

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Northern Triangle Isn’t Living Up To Its Murderous Reputation Lately

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06/12/2018

Homicide rates in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have historically far exceeded that of the world’s other developing nations, and it’s this murderous climate which has driven so many to migrate to other countries. Fortunately though, despite the ongoing issues with poverty, corruption, and drug trafficking, the homicide rates of Central America’s Northern Triangle countries …

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AMLO To Advocate For Central American Migrants In Negotiations With President Trump

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05/12/2018

Less than a week since his inauguration, Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is proving his commitment to his promise to advocate for the disadvantaged that he made on the campaign trail and throughout his transition period. This time, though, he’s advocating for Central American migrants’ employment opportunities – but this won’t fix …

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