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Pence puts security first in Central America speech

Monday, June 26, 2017

United States Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks on U.S. engagement with Central America ñast week to a packed amphitheater inside the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, — the sprawling federal building where the U.S. Agency for International Development is headquartered.

Pence’s remarks at the Wilson Center event placed heavy emphasis on security cooperation with Central American governments, border control, customs regulations to ease cross-border trade and cracking down on gangs and drugs in the United States. The overall impression was of an administration much more inclined to use security and economic levers than traditional development assistance in its efforts to stem migration from Central America’s poorest countries.

Source: Devex