President Trump is threatening to sanction the government of Honduras unless it halts a caravan of thousands of migrants who are crossing Guatemala toward Mexico and bound for the U.S. border. Trump tweeted Monday, “The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” Trump’s threat came as Guatemalan authorities arrested and deported Bartolo Fuentes, a former Honduran lawmaker who helped organize the migrant caravan of up to 3,000 people. Ahead of his arrest, Fuentes said Trump had allied with the corrupt government of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández.

Bartolo Fuentes: “In Honduras, Trump has a corrupt government. It should sanction Honduras for condemning these people to misery, for forcing them to live in a situation of violence. And Trump has a corrupt government, a usurper who took part in a colossal fraud. The Honduran government knows this perfectly well, they who have murdered people on the street. A criminal government, supported by Trump, provokes this migration.”

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