Mike Pence Tells Central American Leaders the United States Will Return to “War On Drugs” Tactics – News

At the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America held in Miami last week, Vice President Mike Pence told presidents of Northern Triangle countries that the U.S. will be prioritizing “War on Drugs” tactics to stop illegal drugs and immigrants from entering the country. The VP told the assembled leaders that Central American gangs were to blame for most of these crimes, and also addressed corrupt politicians who have worked in collusion with drug cartels.

“President Trump has already taken decisive action to protect the American people from the harshest consequences of illegal immigration and the transnational drug trade,” Pence said in his address. “To further stem the flow of illegal immigration and illegal drugs into the United States, President Trump knows, as do all of you, that we must confront these problems at their source. We must meet them — and we must solve them — in Central and South America.”

Pence also told the assembled presidents that the U.S. would be cutting financial assistance for Northern Triangle countries. This year, the U.S. will be providing $650 million in financial aid, but next year, Pence said that amount would decrease to…

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