In Order of Migration, Kamala Harris Supports Investments in Latin America


  • “She said during his remarks on the second day of the Summit of the Americas, which brings together countries from across the hemisphere. “
  • Harris said she plans to focus her efforts on uplifting women who live in poverty and abuse in their own countries.
  • With his focus on the region, Harris is following in the footsteps of Biden, who focused on migration issues as President Barack Obama’s vice president.

LOS ANGELES — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that the Biden administration’s efforts to promote investment in Central America, as part of the United States’ campaign to minimize migration, resulted in $3.2 billion dollars in private sector pledges.

“We know the American people will benefit from stable and prosperous neighbors,” she said during a speech on the second day of the Summit of the Americas, which brings together countries from across the hemisphere. “And when we provide economic opportunity to people in Central America, we’re tackling a major driver of migration.”

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President Joe Biden, who will attend Wednesday’s meeting, tasked Harris last year with addressing the root causes of migration, which regularly strain U.S. resources at the Mexican border. Progress has been gradual, reflecting the region’s inherent problems as well as what some critics call American indifference.

Harris said she plans to focus her efforts on uplifting women who live in poverty and abuse in their own countries. The initiative is called “In Her Hands” and aims to connect more women to the banking system, help them participate in farming, and provide training in coding and cybersecurity.

“When you improve the economic status of women, you improve the economic status of families, of her community and of our entire hemisphere,” said Kamala Harris.

Her remark came after a roundtable with women leaders from Central America, including entrepreneurs.

This week’s summit, which the United States is hosting for the first time since the event’s inception in 1994, offers Harris the opportunity to engage with leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean as she hosts them. in its state of origin.

With his focus on the region, Harris is following in the footsteps of Biden, who focused on migration issues as President Barack Obama’s vice president. Harris, on the other hand, has only made two trips to the area since taking office.

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In recent days, she and the president have called on left-wing leaders who have criticized the United States’ decision to exclude authoritarian regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the Los Angeles conference.

However, the initiative produced minimal results. Among those staying home are the presidents of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, the only three leaders Harris has met in the region during two brief visits.

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