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Despite Donald Trump’s claims, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe.

by Belen Fernandez, Al Jazeera
December 29, 2019

This year, US President and xenophobe-in-chief Donald Trump finagled “safe third country agreements” with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The fact that the homicide rates in the three allegedly “safe third countries” are consistently among the highest in the world should be an easy indicator that they are anything but safe. One of the most crucial aspects to consider when contemplating US complicity in the appalling unsafety of the Northern Triangle is the sheer volume of US weapons circulating in the region.

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Photo: A young member of Barrio-18 gang gestures as he holds a gun in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, September 28, 2018. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters