Proposed Trump budget cuts could pose security danger for Caribbean, United States


Proposed Trump budget cuts could pose security danger for Caribbean, United States

Caribbean leaders say proposed cuts to the U.S. State Department’s foreign aid budget could have serious implications for the region and the United States at a time when there is increasing concern about terrorism.

Hosted by Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-New York, and members of the Caribbean Congressional Caucus, a Wednesday briefing on Caribbean policy during the Trump era featured speakers Oscar Spencer, vice president of the Institute for Caribbean Studies, and Sally Yearwood, executive director of Caribbean-Central American Action, which promotes economic development.

Their talks focused on security, a bill proposing to tax remittances and the Trump administration’ …

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