State Department says US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

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Greg Clary
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30 March 2019
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National News
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The United States is cutting off aid to the Northern Triangle, otherwise known as the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the State Department told CNN Saturday, one day after President Donald Trump said they had "set up" migrant caravans for entry into the United States.

"We were paying them tremendous amounts of money. And we're not paying them anymore. Because they haven't done a thing for us. They set up these caravans," Trump said ...

... A U.S. House Appropriations Committee aide estimated that around $700 million of aid was affected....
Trump also threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week if Mexico does not stop immigrants [illegal alien invaders] from reaching the United States, a move that could disrupt millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade...