Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threatens to cut aid

Daily News Article - October 18, 2018


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) Name the countries the President was referring to in his warning.
b) What led up to President Trump’s warning?

3. a) For what reasons are people trying to come to the U.S. illegally from these three countries?
b) What is the total population of these three countries?
c) Everyone has empathy for the plight of the people trying to reach the U.S. News reports are full of anecdotal stories about real people and the hardships and danger in their own countries that motivated them to try going to the U.S. But what is a lasting solution? - Should there be U.S. immigration laws or limits on the number of people who can move here? Allow anyone who wants to come here to do so? How many millions? Please explain your answer.

4. a) Who is Bartolo Fuentes?
b) Why do you think as a lawmaker in Honduras Mr. Fuentes did nothing to improve the safety and economy in the country, and instead says the best way to help people is to lead them into the U.S.?

5. What is Mexico’s policy on the citizens of neighboring countries entering Mexico?

6. a) How much U.S. taxpayer money has the U.S. given to the three countries in the past 4 years?
b) What responsibility do the governments of these countries have to establish law and order and improve their own economies? (Some of them say promised U.S. business investment has not materialized. What should those leaders do to persuade U.S. companies to invest there?)
c) The leaders of these countries ignored Vice President Pence when he “urged” leaders to persuade their citizens not to make the long, risky journey to the U.S. Do you think they believe President Trump’s threats? Explain your answer.

7. Watch the videos under “Resources” below. Are you more or less likely to agree or disagree with President Trump’s policy on the migrants? Explain your answer.