The U.S. helped destabilize Honduras. Now Honduran migrants are fleeing political & economic crisis

President Donald Trump is lashing out at the Central American migrant caravan of some 7,000 people making their way through Mexico and toward the U.S. border. On Monday, he claimed without evidence that terrorists and members of the MS-13 gang had infiltrated the group. Trump has doubled down on his threat to cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and called out Democrats over U.S. border policy, in an ongoing attempt to turn the caravan into a main issue in upcoming midterm elections. Democracy Now! speaks to two Central American-born activists, Patricia Montes of Centro Presente and Oscar Chacón of Alianza Americas.

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