Challenges & Opportunities in Central America's Northern Triangle Region

6/9/2021; 84 minutes

Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador (The Northern Triangle) are experiencing a historic diaspora to the US southern border. The precipitants of this migration are an unprecedented economic contraction occurring after back-to-back major hurricanes compounded by a pandemic and further complicated by heightened crime, violence and corruption.

Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35), Co-Chair of the Congressional Central America Caucus and a native of Guatemala, shares her perspective on the importance of addressing corruption and promoting good governance as key preconditions of future direct foreign assistance by the United States.

Then, Congressmembers Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Scott Peters (CA-52) discuss the Biden Administration's proposed four-year, $4 billion regional strategy for the Northern Triangle region to address security and economic factors driving migration from Central America to the US.

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