By  on October 22, 2018

MEXICO CITY — The Honduras 2020 Plan to generate 200,000 textile jobs and triple apparel exports to $7.4 billion through a major synthetics push is moving slowly and failing to generate enough jobs to keep migrants from fleeing to the U.S. to escape poverty and violence, observers said.

Their comments came as President Trump on Monday renewed threats to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador if they fail to stop a swelling, 7,000-strong migrant caravan that originated in Honduras last week. In a series of tweets, Trump called the growing refugee crisis a national emergency and criticized Mexico for failing to contain the caravan.

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