Trump will reduce aid to Central American nations letting migrant caravan through


Much of the money for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras was appropriated by Congress in the form of anti-corruption and good-governance programs.

"We give them hundreds of millions of dollars. Today it's for them, tomorrow for us", Valdivia said, adding that he was getting a valuable gift from those he helped: "From them we learn to value what they do not have". "They, like a lot of others, do nothing for our country".

President Donald Trump declared Monday the US will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the usa border. Among them: that "unknown Middle Easterners" are "mixed" in with the caravan, that he would be cutting off foreign aid over the caravan, and that Mexican authorities failed to stop migrants from coming into Mexico.

"We're going to make it, we're going to keep moving so long as they don't stop us", said Honduran Jaffe Borjas, 17, marching alongside a childhood friend at the head of the column that stretched far down the highway to the horizon.

White House officials could not immediately provide details. It's a frightful thing, and it's a lot bigger than 5,000 people, and we got to stop 'em at the border. But unfortunately, if you look at the countries, they have not done their job.

Trump's tweets on Monday came after Fox News broadcast several images of the caravan, saying that the group of migrants had grown to 7,000. You're going to find everything.

"We have confidence in the maturity of United States authorities to continue strengthening a positive relationship with our country", Lorenzana said.

Earlier in the day Trump renewed threats against Central American governments and blasted Democrats for what he called "pathetic" immigration laws.

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The International Organization for Migration announced on Monday that large numbers of migrants arrived in Mexico, with many likely to remain for an extended period.

By the thousands, migrants are moving north, making their way through Mexico, and heading toward the southern border.

Ramos, who reported from Tapachula in the Mexican state of Chiapas - bordering Guatemala, said he watched migrants come by after crossing into Mexico.

While such caravans have occurred semi-regularly over the years, this one has become a particularly hot topic ahead of USA midterm elections in early November, and an immigrant rights activist traveling with the group accused Trump of using it to stir up his Republican base.

Many have left their homes for lots of different reasons, but it believed that some reasons could be violence and poverty in the countries where they live, and the hope of a better life elsewhere.

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has suggested that the United States, Canada and Mexico work out a joint plan for funding development in the poor areas of Central America and southern Mexico.

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