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Aid for Central America has new emphasis

Friday, March 11, 2016


When  the US Congress approved a $750 million aid package for El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala in December, it shifted the focus toward helping local leaders improve their economies and communities rather than simply bolstering their security.

Last year, 57 percent of U.S. assistance to the region was dedicated to economic and civilian aid programs, with the rest going toward security, but now that proportion is rising.



Source: USA Today