Guatemala’s President Says $2 Billion From America Would Probably Help Border Crisis

Guatemala’s President Says $2 Billion From America Would Probably Help Border Crisis

There’s a word for this – extortion:


Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says $2 billion in federal aid and other U.S. investment in Central America could help end the flood of migrants across the U.S. southern border.

But it’s a fool’s game, says the leader of a charity serving immigrants from Honduras.

“I think giving money to these governments is a serious mistake,” said Francisco Portillo, president of the Honduran Francisco Morazan Integrated Organization in Miami

“Corruption in our country (Honduras) is huge, no limits. And the money they are talking about is coming from our taxes,” he said.

Giving money to Central American governments in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador is basically the same as throwing it away, he said.

Instead, Portillo said, President Obama and the U.S. Congress should “ensure it is spent on helping these children who are returned to their countries.”

Guatemala’s Molina said to “attack the root of the problem,” the U.S. needs ” to think about making investments in countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.”

Since 2008, according to a Washington Post report, the U.S. has sent about $528 million to the three countries for security and law enforcement. The U.S. Agency for International Development in 2012 spend $148.4 million among the three countries for education, economic development, democracy, environment, heath and more.

Not a dime of this would go to stop illegal immigration. It would go to Molina and his buddies.

This should be used as a symbol of what all foreign aid does. Strengthens the corrupt.

That’s all.

Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers

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