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El Salvador tries to discourage crime and migration with community policing




The once staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has fallen dramatically in recent months. But to discourage future migration flows, experts say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be addressed.
The once staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has fallen dramatically in recent months. But to discourage future migration flows, experts say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be addressed.
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The once staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has fallen dramatically in recent months.

But to discourage future migration flows, experts say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be addressed.

In the past seven years the U.S. spent $800 million on programs to address drug trafficking, gangs, and crime in Central America.

Fronteras Desk reporter Jude Joffe-Block went to El Salvador to see how that money is being used.