WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
24 May 2017 | Podcast

The Trump Administration Wants to Slash U.S. Aid

WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale discusses whether a 35 percent cut is “dead on arrival”

The Trump White House just sent its first budget to Congress. It calls for a huge 35 percent across-the-board cut in U.S. assistance to Latin America. It also calls for construction of new border wall with Mexico.

In this podcast, WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale discusses the devastating implications such a cut might have on U.S. relations with the region. This aid cut is far from guaranteed to pass: Adam and Geoff explain what the next steps are in Congress.



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