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State Department says US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras. Most of that $ was for military bases, police training, & failed policies anyway #CentAmStudies
It is just so frustrating to see how little they understand about how US-enforced policies are precisely what are driving people out
Sickening that the very country that spends billions to destabilize a region refuses to invest in building the infrastructure for stability
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I held out as long as I could, but then listened to that recording of the children. They call out for their papá, respond to questions about where they're from. El Salvador. Guatemala. And they keep crying out for their fathers. #CentAmStudies
I have written about families torn apart in other ways, mostly as a result of US foreign policy (military and economic intervention). Being unable to reside together for many years is soul-crushing for many who live that experience
In the cases I wrote about, though, in transnational families when parents had some very limited agency to make the decision to leave, the children at least usually stayed with a loved one.
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