"I'm proud to report that the agreements that we have reached, again, are the result of all of the work leading up to this this week, and they are very tangible and very specific.
Do I declare this trip a success?
Yes, I do." U.S. President Joe Biden asked Harris to lead migration efforts, after the number of migrant families detained at the U.S.-Mexico border skyrocketed earlier this year.
Much of her trip, which included a stop in Guatemala, focused on root causes of migration, like corruption and the lack of economic opportunity.
“If it is a priority to us to be concerned about what is happening at our border, then it must be a priority for us to understand why people leave.” In a statement, the U.S. said it will support infrastructure initiatives, like farming, housing and tourism in the southern Mexico region bordering Guatemala.
Mexico and the U.S. will meet again in September to flesh out an investment deal.
Some 35 million American families have started receiving their first monthly payout from the U.S. government in an expanded income-support program that President Joe Biden said on Thursday could help end child poverty. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Texas Democratic lawmakers defied calls for their arrest on Tuesday, a day after fleeing their state to thwart efforts to pass voting restrictions, and said they would stay in Washington to push for federal voting reform. Gloria Tso reports.
Vice President Kamala Harris was asked by NBC’s Lester Holt why she hadn’t visited the US-Mexico border as she works with Central American countries on what the Biden administration says are the root issues of the immigration crisis.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday shrugged off a video showing one of his younger brothers receiving cash from a political operator, saying it was part of a smear campaign by adversaries to discredit him. Gloria Tso reports.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is consolidating power in a way never before seen in Mexico. CNN’s Matt Rivers reports on the Mexican president’s power grab ahead of the country’s midterm elections.
For many people in Latin America, education is unaffordable. In Colombia, nearly three million children don't attend school. Children from poor families are often excluded from good schooling. That's where Marta Arango's work kicks in. Her organization supports schools with teaching materials and educates teachers. Teenagers and young adults are incorporated into her work.The Colombian social entrepreneur's organization, the International Center for Education and Human Development, has its headquarters in the former drug stronghold of Medellín. Arango began working to provide access to education for fellow Colombians more than thirty years ago.
Since departing for her first foreign trip in office to Guatemala and Mexico, Vice President Kamala Harris, has drawn criticism from both Republicans and Democrats as she looks to tackle the root causes of migration toward the US. CNN’s Jeremy Diamond reports.
A rare pear-shaped diamond that is expected to fetch up to $15 million can be bought at a Sotheby's auction next month using cryptocurrencies, in another first for the emerging asset. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the country's best-known graft prosecutor for what he said was a left-wing politicization of the fight against corruption, a view at odds with strong U.S. backing for his work. Bryan Wood reports.