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Thank you, my friend MSgt Robert "Rock" Aldi for making us aware that "Mexico is preparing for the expected arrival of a new caravan of undocumented Central American migrants at its southern border, official sources said Monday."
1. Hopefully, between the US Embassy in Honduras, Guatemala especially new broadcasts with those migrant wannabees who as part of the first caravan “returned regretful,” will ne used to dissuade many from journeying north in this fashion.
2. Hopefully Guatemala which lays between Honduras and Mexico will slow down if not stop this migrant caravan form attempting to get into the southern border of Mexico.
3. Thankfully the US government is reducing aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador based on the migrant caravans. The US Government has already reduced support to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
Per Newsweek October 22, 2018
"President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would begin "cutting off or substantially reducing" the "massive" foreign aid it delivered to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, after the U.S. leader accused the three countries of failing to stop a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the U.S. to claim asylum.
"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.," Trump said in a Twitter statement Monday morning.
"We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them," he continued.
The president's announcement came after repeated threats to cut funding to Central American countries if they failed to take action to stop the caravan, now comprised of more than 7,000 people, from making its way to the U.S.
When or how exactly the U.S. leader plans to enforce the funding cuts is unclear.
How much does the U.S. give to Central America?
If Trump does follow through with his threat, more than $180 million in combined U.S. aid planned for Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in fiscal year 2019 could be at risk."
That number already represents a noticeable drop compared with amounts pledged in previous years, however"
https://www.newsweek.com/how-much-aid-does-us-give-central-america-trump-says-hes-cutting-funding-el-1180732

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"A U.S.-bound caravan is scheduled to depart from Honduras on Tuesday, according to Alejandro Encinas, deputy minister of Human Rights, Migration and Population at the Interior Ministry.
To tackle the year’s first wave of organized migration, officials convened a meeting in Tapachula, Chiapas, the southern Mexican state that serves as the point of entry for migrants heading north.
The idea is to avoid violent incidents seen late last year when hundreds of migrants rushed to a Mexico-Guatemala border crossing in an attempt to get into Mexico at any cost.
“We hope there is order, security and regulation,” said Encinas, adding that those able and willing to show the proper paperwork won’t have any problem getting in.
Mexican officials have also been in contact with authorities in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, he said.
“The countries of origin also shoulder responsibilities and we hope they will fulfill their responsibilities,” Encinas told reporters.
Honduran media reported unknown organizers have publicized the caravan on social networks, instructing would-be asylum seekers to gather on Jan. 15 at the bus station in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
In mid-October, a caravan set out from the same city and was joined by others on its journey to the U.S. border. Officials say some 6,000 migrants eventually concentrated along Mexico’s border with the United States which has taken a more anti-immigrant stance.
The U.S. embassy in Honduras has been posting messages on Twitter to discourage migrants from undertaking a “voyage that is destined to fail.”
Thousands of Hondurans who made the journey as part of the first caravan “returned regretful,” the embassy said.
The Honduran government urged its citizens not to join the caravan.
Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for consular and migratory issues, Nelly Jerez, said citizens should “stay at home and seek opportunities in this country where God had us be born.”
“More than 2,000 Hondurans are in a shelter in Mexico, but remain in a precarious situation despite all the humanitarian aid,” said Jerez."

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LTC Stephen F.
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My friend Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - most recently President Trump threatened to get our forces out of Syria. (2) He threatened North Korea and brought them to the table. (3) he threatened Canada and Mexico over NAFTA and a better trade deal is being negotiated. (4) He threatened China with increased tariffs to get to renegotiate and that is ongoing. (5) He is threatening Venezuela with an embargo on their oil.
The Bully Pulpit of the President has ,many purposes. One important one is to make other nations aware of our intentions to get them to modify their stance against us. In those cases it is appropriate to not fulfill a threat if the nation relaxes their position in our favor. Former POTUS Ronald Reagan was an excellent negotiator and so is President Donald Trump. Former POTUS Obama had limited negotiation capabilities IMHO.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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LTC Stephen F. Yes he has made all those threats but what is the follow through on a single one that you mention? Nothing has come to fruition and not one of those nations has relaxed their position in our favor.
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LTC Stephen F.
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You must have a short-term focus, my friend Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen.
He never promised to make other nations like us - that was former POTUS Obama's goal.
China and North Korea have relaxed their positions towards us. Turkey and Russia respect us and negotiations are ongoing.

Diplomacy and shifts in a positive direction in international relations take time.
(A) Conventional forces are staging out of Syria. (B) Talks are ongoing with North Korea which had no happened from 1951 through 2016. (C) Us Federal funds have been significantly reduced to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
1. the USSR did not crumble until after Ronald Reagan left office.
2. Iran did not give up the hostages until after Jimmy Carter left office.
3. The Camp David Accords took years to come about and they cost the life of the Egyptian President.
4. Thankfully former POTUS Obama promised an affordable care act. It didn't get voted on and become effective until July 1, 2013 - I and many others were terminated from long-term employment

5. Declassification takes decades and many of us can't ever say things we are aware of.
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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Quit vowing and do it, Mr. President !
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SCPO Morris Ramsey
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The Country of origin are primary country at fault.
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What about the organizations who pay for and solicit individuals to join the caravan?
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CSM Charles Hayden
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MAJ (Join to see) Shush! The dems don’t want to know!
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MCPO Roger Collins
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Why are we still sending foreign aid to these countries? That’s on Trump.
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SPC Erich Guenther
SPC Erich Guenther
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It's big business for the impoverished governments of Guatamala and Honduras to do this and they make money off of it. Primarily that is why it is happening plus domestically it is another way to stick it to America whom they blame for their run down condition instead of looking in the mirror at their own malpractice and mismanagement.
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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The foreign aid is not being administrated right.. need referees in those places to se that most goes for what it is supposed to go for.. to medical, to infrastructure , agriculture.. when they that it went where it was supposed to go.. they get more of it.. actually issue out piecemeal.. see them plant that grain.. see them build new. Living structures and families actually move in and make a home of it .. not the buddies going and selling the materials or. financing their private armies..
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
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LTC Stephen F.

Newsweek is another tool of the socialist left.. some truth. Just not much of it.
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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SPC Erich Guenther Spot on, Erich !
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