United States Vice President Kamala Harris landed in Mexico this Monday to continue her tour of Central America as she seeks to address the root causes of migration and work to develop alliances to “secure the borders”.
The Vice President’s main spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, has indicated that Harris will seek, in meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “to expand cooperation between the United States and Mexico to address the causes of flights from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador “.
In light of the arrangements made at the first virtual meeting between the two, Harris will work to “make progress” by “agreeing together to secure their borders and strengthen human rights protection”.
Regarding migration, Harris will focus on the border between the two countries by tightening the laws and addressing their root causes.
The economic thrust of the countries of the northern triangle and southern Mexico, protective measures for workers and agreements to combat smuggling and trafficking in human beings were named as points.
The spokeswoman has also indicated that Harris will meet with business women and embassy staff.
For his part, the United States’ Special Envoy to the Northern Triangle, Ricardo Zúñiga, has indicated that signing a cooperation agreement at that meeting implies “how the United States and Mexico are trying to improve conditions on the ground”. Neighbours”.
“We are both destinations for Central American migration and we both have some of the same problems trying to make sure we have legal channels for migration and especially for work,” he added.