Harris meets Guatemalan leader, steps seen to tackle human smuggling, graft

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Harris meets Guatemalan leader, steps seen to tackle human smuggling, graft

The Biden administration is expected to announce steps to combat human smuggling and corruption in Guatemala as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited for talks with President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday.

The visit is Harris' first overseas trip as vice president and is part of her mission of tackling root causes of migration from Central America to the United States.

 

Speaking briefly at the start of the meeting with Giammattei, Harris said her presence in Guatemala reflected Biden's focus on re-establishing ties with allies around the world.

The decision to visit Guatemala was "a reflection of the priority President Biden placed on this region," she said.

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