After a technical problem forced her plane to turn around after takeoff, the US vice president finally flew to Guatemala on Sunday.
Kamala Harris left Washington on Sunday, June 6 for Guatemala and then Mexico. This was the Vice President’s first international trip. She said she wanted “Give Hope” The area from which most immigrants arrive at the southern border of the United States.
In March of this year, Joe Biden was charged with the sensitive issue of illegal immigration. The former presidential candidate has been behind the scenes of this thorny issue so far. Since arriving at the White House on January 20, his attitude Be more cautious.
She now wants to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the influx of thousands of immigrants, which complicates the Democratic presidency.
one point ” hard”Said Michael Shifter, chairman of the Americas Dialogue Think Tank.
“We need to give people hope that help is coming if they stay [dans leurs pays d’origine], It will improve”, The former senator from California insisted.
Due to technical problems that forced her plane to turn around immediately after takeoff, the vice president finally flew to Guatemala on Sunday, where she will stay overnight before meeting with President Alejandro Gamatai on Monday. On Tuesday, she will meet with President Andres Manuel López Obrador in Mexico. Her team stated that she will also meet with civil society representatives, unions and employer leaders.
Kamala Harris said he wanted to have “Very frank and honest conversation” on “necessity” Fight corruption, crime and violence in Guatemala, especially when these crimes are directed at “Some of the most vulnerable people”It “It’s good to say what she thinks. She is very frank”, Admitted that the President of Guatemala was on CBS in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
For Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard (Marcelo Ebrard), it is mainly a matter of seeking agreement “Accelerating the growth of investment and social welfare in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, making immigration a choice, not an obligation due to poverty and insecurity.”.
The number of undocumented immigrants arrested at the border between Mexico and the United States in April reached the highest level in 15 years.Of the 178,600 immigrants, including minors who arrived alone, 82% came from Mexico and “Northern Triangle” From Central America-Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
It should also be mentioned that Washington has promised millions of doses of vaccine against the new coronavirus in Latin America. Kamala Harris directly warned the heads of state of Guatemala and Mexico by phone on Thursday. Just before Joe Biden announced that the first batch of 6 million doses of vaccine would be distributed through the Covax mechanism in Latin America and the Caribbean, another 6 million doses would be directly sent from Washington. Ship to partner countries such as Mexico, Canada or Egypt.