Kamala Harris arrives in Mexico in search of alliances to “secure borders”. The US Vice President’s trip is part of a tour of the region to address the problem of emigration to the US of citizens of Central American countries.
The vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, has landed in Mexico this Monday to continue her tour of Central America in which she seeks to address the causes of migration and work on the development of alliances to “secure borders.”
The vice president’s main spokesperson, Symone Sanders, has indicated that in the meeting that Harris will have with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador , she will seek to “expand cooperation between the United States and Mexico to address the root causes of the flight of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador “.
Bearing in mind the agreements reached in the first virtual meeting between the two, Harris will work to “progress” in that the two countries “jointly agree to secure their borders and strengthen the protection of Human Rights.”
Regarding migration, Harris will focus on the border between the two countries by intensifying laws and addressing its causes. For this, the economic thrust of the countries of the Northern Triangle and in southern Mexico , protection measures for workers and agreements on the fight against immigrant smuggling and human trafficking have been pointed out as points . Likewise, the spokeswoman has indicated that Harris will meet with businesswomen and with embassy personnel.
Harris has arrived in Mexico from Guatemala, where he stayed for 24 hours. There he met with various personalities, including the local president, Alejandro Giammattei, and the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the indigenous leader Rigoberta Menchú .
The US vice president detailed in a press conference that her government will implement several measures with the aim of reducing irregular migration from Guatemala, including the creation of a transnational entity that fights against corruption and investment by private US companies in the most important areas. poor of the country.
“Do not come to the United States, do not come,” said the vice president yesterday at the conference with Giammattei at the National Palace of Culture, the seat of the Guatemalan government, to discourage migrants who go irregularly to the United States.