December 1, 2020

Trump economic measures would affect the Caribbean, warns media

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From Presna Latina

Kingston, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The implementation of economic measures proposed to the United States Congress by , such as the reduction of international aid by 33 percent, would affect Caribbean nations, warn media reports.
The newspaper warned that Dominica would suffer a cut of 50 percent of the aforementioned support currently received under the umbrella of the so-called United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

He specified that Barbados and the would only benefit from the equivalent of 59 percent of the current financing received from the same budget.

Meanwhile, Jamaica will stop receiving a quarter of the economic support sent by the aforementioned US federal agency.

would also be hurt by 17 percent, the publication said.

The proposal by Trump was endorsed by the congressman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the United States Eliot Engel, who described the cut in the budget of ‘draconian and myopic’.

Engel criticized Trump when he recently received the Jamaican Pinnacle prize in the Bronx, of the Unification and Family Reinsertion Initiative.

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