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The U.S. State Department issued a simultaneous statement saying “The United States is committing $5.8 billion through public and private investment to promote institutional reforms and development in the Northern Triangle,” a term that refers to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Lopez Obrador’s administration has said it is also interested in agricultural, forestry and tourism projects in southern Mexico, and the U.S. said it will contribute to those efforts. The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation “is prepared to invest and mobilize $2 billion in additional funds for projects in southern Mexico that are viable and attract private sector investment,” according to the statement. “This amount is in addition to the $2.8 billion in projects for Mexico through OPIC’s current investment pipeline.”
originally posted by: EternalSolace
Trump does not need public support, congress, an act of god, or whatever else the public comes up with to potentially justify it.
Trump only needs to declare it essential to national defense and tap into the nearly 1 trillion defense budget to build it. No questions asked.
He's setting the dems up to fail.
The Golden Triangle is the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. The name "Golden Triangle"—coined by the CIA—is commonly used more broadly to refer to an area of approximately 950,000 square kilometres (367,000 sq mi) that overlaps the mountains of three adjacent countries.
Along with Afghanistan in the Golden Crescent, it has been one of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia, and of the world, since the 1950s. Most of the world's heroin came from the Golden Triangle until the early 21st century when Afghanistan became the world's largest producer. en.wikipedia.org...(Southeast_Asia)
originally posted by: Grimpachi
So what are they giving us for the $5,800,000,000?
could you explain your disagreement?
originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
I want to know what the US gets in return. So far this sounds like a terrible deal for the US taxpayer. We can’t pay for border security but can throw over 10 billion to a few corrupt governments. Sounds like some Obama policy.