CENTRAL AMERICA PLAN TO STEM CHILD MIGRATION

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will present the United States with a proposed plan to stem child migration from their countries.

Tens of thousands of child and teenage migrants showed up at the U.S. border earlier this year, most fleeing violence or poverty in their home countries or seeking to reunite with relatives already in the United States.

The three Central American nations worked with the Inter-American Development Bank to draw up the plan to improve conditions so kids won’t migrate.

Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez said Wednesday the plan includes measures to stimulate economic growth, improve public safety, improve government agencies and provide better education and training opportunities.

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The three Central American leaders are scheduled to meet with Vice President Joe Biden in Washington on Friday.

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