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Caribbean & Central America - June 2019

REGION: Development plan for Mexico and the Northern Triangle

Illegal immigration remains one of the hottest political and economic issues in North America. Much of the focus has been on how it plays out on the US-Mexican border. But ultimately it may be that cooperation further south – between Mexico and the three “northern Triangle” Central American republics – will offer a greater chance of success. On 20 May the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) launched its proposals for an integrated development plan for Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Putting the plan into effect could cost US$10bn a year.

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