Harris arrives in Guatemala to tackle migration causes

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from The Washington Post,

Vice President Harris is taking her first step onto the global stage Monday as she meets with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in an effort to revive U.S. relations with the country and tackle a daunting corruption problem.

Harris is visiting Guatemala, followed by a trip to Mexico on Tuesday, as part of her mission to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America’s Northern Triangle countries by addressing the dire conditions that cause people to flee.

Biden asked Harris in March to spearhead the administration’s efforts to address the conditions driving immigration to the United States from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — in addition to other politically volatile issues in her portfolio, such as voting rights.

But the problems Harris is being asked to address are difficult and long-standing.

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