Can More U.S. Money Really Help Central America’s Northern Triangle?

By Luis Guillermo Solís

A critical look at past U.S. aid efforts, and how to improve them going forward, by a former president of Costa Rica.

Listen to a conversation with President Luis Guillermo Solís on The Americas Quarterly Podcast During his 2020 campaign, Joe Biden pledged to develop a comprehensive rescue plan for Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras). President Biden, who knows Latin and Central America better than all his predecessors, remains convinced that a new $4 billion regional initiative, to be disbursed over four years, will significantly deter migration flows by addressing their root causes. His administration is now working with the 117th Congress to achieve this...

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