For US Foreign Policy Toward Latin America, The Past Must Inform The Present And Shape The Future

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03/01/2019

There exists a deeply troubled history of US foreign policy toward Latin America. As we move into the New Year, foreign governments with relationships in Latin America – like the United States and Canada – ought to take note of the failures of past engagements to inform future policy toward the region. John P. Longan …

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President Trump’s Threats to Withdraw Central American Aid Contradicted By Top Administration Official

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30/12/2018

President Trump this week once again threatened to cut aid to Central American nations from which migrant caravans are originating. This threat, already contradicted by the US administration’s previously announced plans to work with their Mexican counterparts to improve the standard of living in Central America, is now at odds with the stated objectives of …

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President Trump Deviates From Administration’s Policy Toward Central America

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28/12/2018

The President of the United States has again deviated from his own administration’s stated policy. Weeks after the administration announced its plans to collaborate with the Mexican government and reaffirmed its commitment to promoting a safer and more prosperous Central America, President Trump took to Twitter to proclaim otherwise. President Trump on Friday threatened to …

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US Foreign Policy’s Role in Driving Central American Migration

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19/12/2018

The death of a Guatemalan child in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection personnel gives reason for pause and retrospection. How has United States immigration and foreign policy played a role in worsening the socioeconomic conditions driving so many Central Americans to emigrate? “The forces driving ordinary people to leave their homes and …

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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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