Biden’s New Approach to Central America Is Welcome, but It Won’t Be Easy

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Carlos Raul Morales, Guatemala’s foreign minister at the time, in Guatemala City, Jan. 14, 2016 (AP photo by Moises Castillo).
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Carlos Raul Morales, Guatemala’s foreign minister at the time, in Guatemala City, Jan. 14, 2016 (AP photo by Moises Castillo).

President Donald Trump has mostly ignored Central America save for his attempts to bully the region’s leaders into helping him slash the number of immigrants entering the United States, but President-elect Joe Biden is promising a radically different approach. With extensive foreign policy experience and a genuine interest in Central America stemming from his time as vice president, when he served as former President Barack Obama’s chief regional emissary, Biden has vowed to directly address the brutal conditions that are at the heart of the migration crisis in Central America. Biden has also pledged to “immediately do away with” President […]

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