Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Washington to divert funds from Central America to support Venezuelan right-wing opposition

from Fort Russ News

The administration of President Donald Trump plans to divert more than $40 million initially earmarked for humanitarian aid in Central America to fund the Venezuelan opposition.

According to the newspaper The Los Angeles Times, in an internal memo obtained by The Times, dated July 11, the US Agency for International Development notified Congress that the money will go to Venezuela in response to an urgent crisis involves US national interests.

In particular, according to the memorandum, it is planned to channel US $41.9 million, originally intended to help Guatemala and Honduras, to finance Venezuelan opponent Juan Guaidó and his group, including wages, good governance, training, propaganda, technical assistance in elections and other projects, supposedly to build democracy.

In mid-June, the Trump administration announced that it would not make new funds available to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras until their governments implemented concrete measures to curb irregular migration...

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