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Pompeo dismisses positive impact of Central American aid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's decision to cut aid to Central American countries in a Friday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead," dismissing data that shows aid has lowered murder rates and migrant flows to the US in the past.

US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

The United States is cutting off aid to the Northern Triangle, otherwise known as the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the State Department told CNN Saturday, one day after President Donald Trump said they had "set up" migrant caravans for entry into the United States.

Venezuela blocks border bridge where aid is set to arrive

The Venezuelan government, led by embattled President Nicolas Maduro, has blocked a bridge connecting Venezuela to Colombia, according to Colombian officials and a CNN photojournalist at the scene. The move effectively blocks the passage of humanitarian aid called for by Venezuela's opposition, should it be delivered via this route.

Sexual abuse 'endemic' in international aid, report finds

Sexual abuse of vulnerable women and girls by international aid workers is "endemic" and has been happening for years, with perpetrators easily moving around the sector undetected, according to a damning UK government report published Tuesday.

US releases $195M in military aid to Egypt

The Trump administration has released $195 million in military aid to Egypt, funds that had been previously withheld due to concerns over the country's human rights record.