Drugs and Violence on the United States’ Doorstep: No End in Sight

Heads of government from Central America, Mexico, and the United States convened in Miami on June 15 and 16 to discuss security in the Americas, while the Trump Administration plans to cut aid to Central America.

“President Trump has made clear our commitment to this region by requesting an additional $460 million for security and prosperity in Central America,” Vice President Mike Pence said, kicking off the conference June 15. However, that funding request is a 39 percent cut from the current year’s funding.

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