The State Department appears headed for a showdown with Congress over the department’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras despite the Central American nation’s poor human rights record.
The money is part of a $750-million aid package for Central America’s so-called Northern Triangle — Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — allocated under an Obama administration initiative.
Tens of thousands of families from the region have moved up through Mexico and sought asylum in the United States in recent years. The White House has said the financial package is necessary to reduce the crime and poverty spurring the migrants.
For Honduras to...