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U.S. calls off meeting with Central Americans

Reuters SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) — A U.S.-hosted meeting with Mexico and Central American countries scheduled for this week in Washington has been called off, officials said on Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies test relations with the region.

The United States said the conference of the Alliance for Prosperity, a U.S.-led economic and security group, was postponed because of “scheduling conflicts” and with agreement by the participating countries. But El Salvador said it was Washington’s decision to suspend the meeting and that it did not know the reason.

“We are currently exploring alternate dates,” said an official for the U.S. State Department who declined to be named.

Launched in 2014, the Alliance for Prosperity was a U.S. bid to curb migration from the “Northern Triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras by strengthening economic growth and funding security programs.Speech

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