May 5, 2017
Building a Better Future
By John Negroponte, Eduardo Stein, Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, and Luis Cosenza
To many Americans, the difficult issues facing Central America’s Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—may seem distant. But the future of the United States is tied to these countries as some of our closest neighbors. Geography alone demonstrates that their stability and prosperity is critical to our national interest.
To highlight the importance of the region and propose innovative, out-of-the-box development alternatives to the Northern Triangle, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in 2015 created a special task force. Featuring private sector leaders, former policymakers, and civil society experts from the three countries plus the United States, our Northern Triangle Task Force’s yearlong effort culminated with the release of a comprehensive set of recommendations targeting the US Congress, the Trump administration, and the governments.
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