The United States’ policy of separating families at the U.S. border has brought renewed global attention to the Central America crisis. In this episode, reporter Teresa Welsh and engagement editor Kate Midden discuss foreign aid's mixed impact in Central America, the root causes of migration and displacement, how donors and multilateral organizations have responded so far, and how the response strategy has changed over the past few months.
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