Trump orders cut to financial aid to Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala

Trump orders cut to financial aid to Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala
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US President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to cut all direct financial assistance to the so-called Northern Triangle countries, namely El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, State Department spokesperson said. ONAreports citing ABC News.

"At the Secretary [Mike Pompeo]'s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY [fiscal year] 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle… We will be engaging Congress as part of this process," the spokesperson told.

On Thursday, Mr Trump, who has been seeking to build a barrier on the US border with Mexico to suppress illegal migration, said that he might close the border, accusing Mexico and Honduras, among other countries, of failing to prevent migration flows into the United States.

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