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The United States announces a new aid package for Central America of more than $ 250 million

June 24, 2020

The United States government announced a new $ 252 million (€ 224 million) aid package to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras this Wednesday to “help the region build a secure and prosperous future” for its citizens “said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The head of US diplomacy said in a statement that he has already informed Congress about this new initiative that Washington is seeking to “reduce illegal immigration” that leads from Central America to the southern United States border.

According to Pompeo, these funds will promote private sector involvement in a development that the United States wants to consolidate in the long term to avoid the security effects that the COVID-19 pandemic can have and to foster growth in Latin America.

The United States announces a new aid package for Central America of more than $ 250 millionThe United States announces a new aid package for Central America of more than $ 250 million

“This government remains committed to the health, prosperity, democracy and security of the western hemisphere,” said Pompeo, recalling that Washington has already approved its America Grows initiative with approval of $ 258 million this year has expanded.