U.S. Can’t Solve Central America’s Problems With Money Alone

Street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 25, 2014 (Photo by Flickr user nanpalmero licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
Street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 25, 2014 (Photo by Flickr user nanpalmero licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
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On Jan. 29, in an op-ed for The New York Times, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced that the White House would request $1 billion from Congress in its 2016 budget to finance a range of development, security and good governance initiatives in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, often referred to as Central America’s Northern Triangle. The news is a welcome announcement for a region that is suffering from the effects of long-term poverty, inequality and insecurity. Despite the promise of U.S. aid, however, a great deal will have to fall into place for Washington’s new commitment to Central America […]

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