Trump threatens to end aid to Honduras if caravan of migrants is not stopped

Mike Ciandella

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off U.S. foreign aid to Honduras if that country does not stop a caravan of migrants moving northward toward the U.S. border. The U.S. sends more than $100 million in foreign aid to Honduras each year.

What did Trump say?

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that if the migrants were not stopped before they reached the U.S. border, “no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!”

Some 1,600 Honduran migrants entered Guatemala on Monday in their trek northward to the U.S. border with Mexico. The migrants say that they are trying to escape violence and poverty. In 2017, Honduras was ranked the most dangerous travel destination in the world.

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