Trump Cuts Central American Aid

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Published on April 1, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

Trump Cuts Central American Aid

Democratic lawmakers and other supporters of foreign aid to Central America fumed over the weekend following President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday that he will cut hundreds of millions in assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Joaquín Castro (D-Texas), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, called the move “short-sighted and flawed,” and cautioned that it could inflame what he called a humanitarian crisis at the border.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.

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