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  • The Alliance for Prosperity: Solution to the Central American Migrant Crisis or Déjà Vu?

    By Jeff Abbott, Truthout | News Analysis

    Migrants crouch out of sight on the side of the road, waiting for a smuggler's signal that it is safe to cross, near Los Corazones, Mexico, Nov. 8, 2015. The US Senate passed the Alliance for Prosperity Plan as a means to curtail the reasons for migration from the northern triangle of Central America. However, many fear the social component of the plan will be lost to the question of security, contributing to the militarization of the region. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak / The New York Times) Migrants crouch out of sight on the side of the road, waiting for a smuggler's signal that it is safe to cross, near Los Corazones, Mexico, November 8, 2015. The US Senate passed the Alliance for Prosperity Plan as a means to curtail the reasons for migration from the northern triangle of Central America. However, many fear the social component of the plan will be lost to the question of security, contributing to the militarization of the region. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak / The New York Times)

    Washington's new Alliance for Prosperity has analysts from across Central America concerned that the plan will do little to stop the economic hardships and violence driving increased migration from the region, and could replicate the human rights violations of previous US interventions.

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