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Newsline: US ambassador to El Salvador contradicts Trump on aid

As United States President Donald Trump repeated threats to suspend aid to Central American countries, the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador reaffirmed American support for the region to help create more stable societies. “The government of the United States remains committed to addressing the root causes of migration,” Ambassador Jean Manes said Monday at the Central America Donors Forum in San Salvador. “The fundamental issue of migration has not changed. People feel a substantial need to migrate due to a lack of security and economic opportunities in their home country.” Trump tweeted multiple times regarding a “migrant caravan” that is traveling from Honduras to the U.S. border, directly blaming governments in the region for failing to stop people from making the journey. It is against international law for countries to prevent their citizens from leaving.