Vice President Harris is in Central America this week to meet with the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico — her first international trip since taking office and being named illegal immigration czar — where she is set to announce new initiatives to tackle “corruption” and “economic opportunities” in the region.
Traveling by Air Force Two, the vice president arrived in Guatemala City Sunday evening ahead of her two days of planned meetings and diplomatic talks amid a record migrant surge from the region, which President Biden has tasked Harris with addressing the “root causes” of.
Amb. Nancy McEldowney, Harris’ national security adviser, told reporters on the plane ride to Guatemala City that the VP chose Central America for her first trip “as part of her overall effort to focus on diplomacy with…part of the countries in the Northern Triangle and Mexico.”
Kamala Harris and Guatemala’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pedro Brolo meet upon her arrival to the