> Vol. 5, No 4. 2015 > Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle: A Leap Towards Ensuring Regional Security

Juan Orlando Hernandez
Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle: A Leap Towards Ensuring Regional Security


14 2015

One year ago, Honduras, along with Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States, was shaken by one of the most severe and unexpected humanitarian crises ever witnessed in the Western Hemisphere. Tens of thousands of Honduran children had walked out of the country and embarked on a perilous journey to the United States. Reports were received throughout the Northern Triangle, of teenagers guiding children into the hands of human traffickers—“coyotes”—who charged thousands of dollars to lead them into the United States.