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Saturday 17 November 2018

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrant flow

A caravan of people heading towards the US has now reached Guatemala.

A Honduran migrant holds up a replica of the Black Christ of Esquipulas (Moises Castillo/AP)
A Honduran migrant holds up a replica of the Black Christ of Esquipulas (Moises Castillo/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to Honduras if it does not stop a migrant caravan heading for the US.

Mr Trump did not follow through on a similar threat to the Central American nation in April over an earlier caravan, which eventually petered out.

Honduras’ ability to stop the new caravan may be limited because it has already moved into Guatemala, where the hundreds of people fleeing poverty and violence in their homeland spent Monday night after authorities failed to halt their advance.

Mexican authorities have warned that only those migrants meeting requirements will be allowed to cross their border with Guatemala.

Mr Trump said:”The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!”

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