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USAID to grant $115 mln in aid to El Salvador to stem migration
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( ) + 0.74   time to read: +1 min
People wait in the back of a truck at the Immigration check point during a caravan of migrants departing from El Salvador en route to the United States, in Acajutla, El Salvador, October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Jose CabezasThe United States will grant $115 million in cooperation aid to El Salvador to slow migration from the Central American country, Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said on Monday. "We can work with local partners in Central America to expand opportunities for youth and help them get away from violence," Power said at a conference on migration at the Central American University, where she announced the aid initiative. USAID says it will also contribute $12 million for small and medium-sized businesses in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that were affected by coronavirus-related lockdowns. The Biden administration has pledged to invest $4 billion to address the root causes of migration from Central America.
Persons: Jose Cabezas, Samantha Power, Power, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Central, United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Central American University, Central America, Thomson Locations: El Salvador, United States, Acajutla, Central American, Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, Central
Live Updates: House Hearings Focus on Jan. 6 Security Failures
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Luke Broadwater | ) + 0.00   time to read: +22 min
Live Live Updates: House Hearings Focus on Jan. 6 Security Failures Two House committees will question law enforcement leaders and generals. “We cannot ignore this threat or wish it away,” Mr. Biden wrote in the strategy document. But he expressed optimism that the Republican party is beginning to reject the political dominance Mr. Trump has exerted for the past four years. And officials throughout Europe have said they are still braced for a return of Trumpism if Republicans take over the Congress in 2022 or if someone like Mr. Trump — or Mr. Trump himself — wins the White House again in 2024. “What was different in 2020 was we were of the same party as the president,” Mr. McConnell told Mr. Hewitt.
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REUTERS/Caitlin OchsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it will temporarily suspend importation of dogs from 113 countries classified as high risk for dog rabies effective July 14. The suspension applies to all dogs, including puppies, emotional support dogs, and dogs that traveled out of the United States and returning from high-risk countries. She cited a growing number of canine rabies cases in Haiti and Peru as a result of dog vaccination cutbacks. The CDC has previously estimated 1.06 million dogs are imported into the United States annually. The CDC estimates the import ban, which it expects to last a year, will affect about 6% of dogs imported.
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Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador praised Kamala Harris after meeting her this week. "It was such a good meeting that I called her 'president,'" López Obrador told reporters Wednesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador only had words of praise for "extraordinary" Vice President Kamala Harris after the two met to discuss the migration crisis this week, according to Reuters. "It's a completely new phase," López Obrador told reporters during a news conference on Wednesday, Reuters reported. López Obrador's praise for the vice president offers a stark contrast to his thoughts on Former President Donald Trump, whose administration he once likened to Nazi Germany for its migration policies.
Persons: Andres Manuel López Obrador, Kamala Harris, López Obrador, Harris, Biden, Read, López, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: Reuters, Wednesday, CNN, White Locations: Guatemala, Mexico, Nazi Germany
Guatemalan judge puts former tax chief under house arrest
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Former head of the Guatemalan Tax Administration Superintendency (SAT) Juan Francisco Solorzano Foppa speaks on the phone after being detained for alleged crimes including illicit association and conspiracy, in Guatemala City, Guatemala May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SebastianA former tax chief in Guatemala known for chasing the wealth of powerful families was put under house arrest on Friday and charged with falsifying documents to register a political party. Judge Israel Zelada said Solorzano, who has been behind bars since his arrest on May 19, could await trial under house arrest because there was little risk he would flee or obstruct the investigation. They have wanted to criminalize us, they have wanted to put these handcuffs on us to make us look like members of a criminal organization," Solorzano told reporters after the hearing. Arguello, who is a witness in a corruption case against former president Otto Perez Molina, was also released to house arrest.
Persons: Juan Francisco Solorzano Foppa, Sandra Sebastian, Juan Solorzano, Judge Israel Zelada, Solorzano, Zelada, Anibal Arguello, Guatemala's U.N, Arguello, Otto Perez Molina Organizations: Guatemalan Tax Administration, REUTERS, Administration, Thomson Locations: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Gregg Abbott said Thursday that his state would build a wall along the border with Mexico and blamed President Joe Biden’s policies for a humanitarian crisis at the southern border. The Republican governor announced the plan to build the barrier at a border security summit he hosted in Del Rio, a city along Texas’ southwestern border, and said he would release more details next week. As soon as Biden took office in January, he signed an order that paused all construction on the southern border and launched a 60-day review of Trump’s project. At the end of April, the Biden administration announced that it would cancel all border wall construction that was subsidized with redirected military funds. Abbott’s announcement comes days after Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico to address the root causes of migration into the U.S. across the southern border.
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"I don't think any of us thought I was going to stay here," Lyon said about she and her family. While there's still much more to do to improve Latinx representation in the industry, Lyon said she's seen some recent progress. Lyon knows she is in a position to bring the voice of a Latina along her diverse cultural background to the decision room. Claudia Lyon says her multicultural and multiethnic background has helped her sharpen her vision as a casting executive. I'm really an admirer of Gloria Calderon Kellet's work and what she does not only by bringing those stories to the screen but behind the scenes.
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In Guatemala this week, Vice President Kamala Harris sat with NBC anchor Lester Holt, who grilled her about why she had not visited the U.S.-Mexico border as part of her work examining the root causes of migration. After the third border-related question, the vice president appeared to have had enough. “I’ve never been to Europe,” Ms. Harris said. By veering away from the script, Ms. Harris gave Republicans grist for a news cycle that lasted longer than her two-day trip. The trip crystallized something crucial about Ms. Harris’s vice presidency: Whether she stays on message — as she did by telling migrants not to come — or goes off script, she will not be able to satisfy everyone.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Lester Holt, “ I’ve, ” Ms, Harris, , Biden — “, , Harris’s, Biden’s Organizations: NBC Locations: Guatemala, U.S, Mexico, Europe
When asked by NBC News' Lester Holt if she was going to visit the border, Harris replied, “This whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border. Still smarting from the U.S. failure to defeat the Chinese-backed Communist forces in Vietnam, Reagan decided El Salvador was the place to finally stop communism in its tracks. (A popular 1980s sticker reading “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” painted an accurate picture of the U.S. policy in the region.) If Harris went in looking for “root causes,” she missed the elephant in the room by not looking in the mirror. At the end of her three-day visit, reporters asked Harris how she felt about her trip.
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“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling. The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force. Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook. Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
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A woman walks in front of a wall with images of people disappeared during the Guatemala civil war ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Saul Martinez/File PhotoA judge in Guatemala on Wednesday charged six ex-military members for their alleged participation in the death and forced disappearance of at least 183 civilians during Guatemala’s civil war in the 1980s. "This court considers it prudent ... to issue an indictment against the accused," Galvez said in a court hearing. The arrests "represent an important step toward justice for the families of victims," a State Department spokesperson said. “They also demonstrate the importance of independent judicial processes... an independent judiciary is an essential part of any democracy.”Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Saul Martinez, Judge Miguel Galvez, Galvez, Kamala Harris, Organizations: REUTERS, United, U.S . State Department, State Department, Thomson Locations: Guatemala, Guatemala City, United Nations, U.S, Guatemala's, United States
Some officials were "perplexed" by her comments on the border and feared it might overshadow the trip, per CNN. Some White House officials are "perplexed" by Kamala Harris' comments in which she defended not yet visiting the US-Mexico border, and worry that it might overshadow her first foreign trip as vice president, CNN's Jeremy Diamond reported. "We are going to the border, we've been to the border," Harris said in the interview, which was aired Tuesday. When Holt said, "You haven't been to the border," Harris responded: "And I haven't been to Europe." Shortly after the speech, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed Harris' comments, saying they were "disappointing to see."
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A total of 3,913 migrant children were separated by the Trump administration, DHS said Tuesday. More than half of the nearly 4,000 children separated from their families by the Trump administration remain estranged from their parents, the Department of Homeland Security revealed in a new report on Tuesday. Still, as DHS's Inspector General said in a May report, some 348 parents and children were separated against their apparent wishes. The task force, created by an executive order from President Joe Biden, identified 3,913 children as having been separated from their parents during the last administration. Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim, a nonprofit representing the Maya community in Nebraska, said it has been consulting with the DHS task force.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, General, Lee Gelernt, Gelernt, Pixan Ixim Organizations: DHS, Department of Homeland Security, Central, DHS's Interagency, Force, White, CBS News, KQED, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, Comunidad, Twitter Locations: United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nebraska, Americas
A group of Central American migrants rest along the railway track on their way to the United States in Macuspana, Tabasco, Mexico March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos JassoCanada is prepared to take in some Central American migrants to help the United States, which is grappling with an influx of migrants at its southern border with Mexico, Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said. In their first phone call since President Joe Biden's administration was sworn in, Mendicino and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas last week discussed issues including Central American migration - an area where the Biden administration is struggling to gain control. Mendicino would not say how many migrants Canada might take. Vice President Kamala Harris, tasked with addressing Central American migration, was in Mexico and Guatemala this week to pursue solutions to the situation.
Persons: Carlos Jasso, Marco Mendicino, Joe Biden's, Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden, Mendicino, Kamala Harris, Mayorkas Organizations: Central, REUTERS, Canadian Immigration, Homeland, Reuters, United Nations, Refugees, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, Thomson Locations: United States, Macuspana, Tabasco, Mexico, Mendicino, Canada, U.S, Guatemala, Americas
Mexico hails Harris after visit, flags more border talks
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Dave Graham | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"It's a completely new phase," Lopez Obrador told a news conference. Harris drew criticism from some Democrats for telling migrants "Do not come" during a visit to Guatemala earlier in the week before her talks with Lopez Obrador. Harris' visit will be followed by a trip to Mexico by U.S. During her visit, Harris also pointed to Washington's interest in helping Mexico implement a new labor reform to improve workers' rights, which U.S. trade unions hope will help stem the flow of jobs south to lower-cost Mexico. Lopez Obrador said Mexico needed to keep raising wages to narrow the gap between U.S. workers and their Mexican counterparts, citing the automotive sector as an example.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Kamala Harris, Carlos Barria Mexico's, Biden, Harris, Lopez Obrador, Joe Biden, Lopez, Donald Trump, Trump, approvingly, Alejandro Mayorkas, Marcelo Ebrard, Mayorkas Organizations: Palacio Nacional, REUTERS, Wednesday, U.S, Republicans, Democrats, Democratic, U.S . Homeland Security, Thomson Locations: United States, Mexico, Mexico City, Central America, Guatemala, Nazi Germany, United, Washington, U.S
For a White House team that came into office promising to be more compassionate and effective on immigration policy, there is tremendous political risk in failing on either front. And the White House has been slow to respond to a major spike in migration. "The truth of the matter is: Nothing has changed," Biden said from the East Room of the White House on March 25. I'd be happy to offer this legislation to Vice President Harris or President Biden as a solution to the crisis on our southern border." “By handing Vice President Harris the assignment of dealing with what amounts to an intractable problem, Biden is certainly complicating her future.
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As the Biden administration sharpens its focus on Central America in its quest to stem migration, it is facing a region that has seen democratic and economic deterioration compounding long-term challenges. It’s a job Biden had as vice president, but conditions in the region have worsened since then. The Salvadoran president reportedly received a similar snub from the Biden administration when he made an unannounced trip to Washington in February. Biden administration officials have said that little of the $4 billion will go to the central governments, but rather to nongovernmental organizations and other private entities. Aside from the diplomatic obstacles, critics of U.S. aid to Central America say it hasn’t slowed migration in the past.
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Harris noted "there's not going to be a quick fix” to the border situation, and the U.S. won’t “see an immediate return” as a result of actions taken by the administration. Watch Vice President Kamala Harris' full interview on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Yes.”Harris said “at some point” she would visit the southwest border, although she did not specify a time. “Listen, I care about what's happening on the border,” Harris told Holt. “I’m in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration.
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More than 2,100 children separated at the border by Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” program “have not yet been reunified” with their parents, according to the task force working to reunite the families. In a 22-page progress report submitted to President Joe Biden last week, the task force indicated that 2,127 children are awaiting their reunions. Only seven children have rejoined their families since Biden took office earlier this year. "The Biden administration says 1,786 children have “already been reunified with their parent,” most as a result of a court order during the Trump administration, a number the ACLU says may already be higher. The report states that 3,913 children separated from their families between July 2017 and January 2021 have been identified.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, , Trump, Kamala Harris, Alejandro Mayorkas, , Lee Gelernt Organizations: Trump, DHS, Department of Homeland, ACLU, of Justice Locations: Guatemala, Mexico, United States
Kamala Harris Tells Migrants Not to Come to U.S., Lays Out Antigraft Steps
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) sentiment -0.69   time to read: +1 min
Ms. Harris told reporters Tuesday she had a productive meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which included a discussion on shared issues of security and migration, during her first trip abroad in office. The White House said after the meeting that Ms. Harris had agreed to some U.S. investments, including loans for affordable housing in southern Mexico, infrastructure projects and the coffee industry. The U.S. has turned to Mexico to stop migrants before they get to the southern border. Mexico has resisted that pressure, which is part of a U.S. diplomatic push to stem a surge of migrants. “Do not come,” Ms. Harris repeated during a joint press conference Monday in Guatemala, adding, “The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border.”
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Biden, Antony Blinken, Ms, Organizations: MEXICO CITY —, Central American Locations: MEXICO, U.S, Mexico, Guatemala, Central America, Costa Rica, United States
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala in her first-ever foreign trip as VP. Harris told Guatemalan migrants "do not come" to the US at a news conference on Monday. Vice President Kamala Harris told Guatemalan migrants "do not come" to the US in her first foreign trip in the role. Do not come," Harris said at a news conference on Monday. During her trip, Harris also spoke about corruption in the region and announced the creation of a task force that would work with local prosecutors.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris, Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump's Organizations: Trump, Justice, State, Treasury Locations: Guatemala, United States, Mexico, South America
The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders," Harris said at a news conference alongside Giammattei. The corruption task force has been previously floated, but Harris gave more details, saying it will combine resources from the Justice, State and Treasury departments. On the immigration front he announced a new processing center for migrants sent back from Mexico and the United States, which could increase capacity. 1/5 Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attend a bilateral meeting at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, during Harris' first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 7, 2021. She said the United States has contributed to regime change and destabilization in Latin America for decades.
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Kamala Harris told Guatemalans on Monday that they should not try to cross the US border. "You will be turned back," Harris told a news conference in Guatemala City, in her first overseas trip. At a press conference in Guatemala City on Monday, Harris told Guatemalans thinking of trying to enter the US to stay home, saying: "Do not come." Later Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said of Harris' speech: "This is disappointing to see." At her Monday speech, Harris said: "I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Guatemalans, Harris, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Biden Organizations: US Customs, Border Patrol, CNN Locations: Guatemala City, Alexandria, Cortez of New York, Latin America, Mexico, United States, Guatemala
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is greeted by officials as she disembarks from Air Force Two upon arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, for her first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaU.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday, after mid-term elections in the country eroded his power base in Congress, and officials from both countries will sign an accord to cooperate on efforts aimed at lowering migration from Central America. The accord is aimed at boosting Harris's efforts of lowering the number of migrants from Central America's Northern Triangle countries - Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras - to the United States. On Monday, Harris met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and said the two leaders had "robust" talks on fighting corruption to deter migration from Central America. Harris also bluntly warned migrants to not come to the United States.
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Video shared to Twitter on Tuesday showed motorcycles trailing Vice President Kamala Harris' motorcade in Mexico City. The motorcycles belong to TV crews who are recording and live streaming Harris, according to Bloomberg's Jennifer Epstein. Harris' trip is her first foreign trip since she assumed the role of VP in January. Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to Mexico became a chaotic scene on Tuesday morning as TV crews in Mexico City trailed her motorcade, video on Tuesday morning showed. Harris' trip to Latin America, which first included a stop in Guatemala, is her first foreign trip as vice president.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Jennifer Epstein, Harris, Epstein Organizations: Twitter, Mexico City, Bloomberg Locations: Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Guatemala
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