Guatemalan president says graft fighter biased, ahead of Harris visit
Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei criticised สูตร เล่น สล็อต the country’s best-known graft prosecutor for what he said was a left-wing politicisation of the fight against corruption, a view at odds with strong US backing for his work.
Speaking in an interview with Reuters late on Tuesday, Giammattei nonetheless expressed hope that a visit to Guatemala next week by US Vice President Kamala Harris will produce shared strategies to create prosperity in rural areas prone to emigration.
Harris, a Democrat, is in charge of Washington efforts to tackle the causes of mass migration from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, collectively dubbed the Northern Triangle, including a focus on corruption and poor governance that she says limit opportunities. There is a US$4 billion US aid package to the region in play.
To tackle the root causes of migration, the United States should focus on countering drug trafficking, which has “corrupted the political system,” said Giammattei.
He said he would ask Harris to channel rural support via the World Food Program and the government. Much US aid currently goes to non-governmental projects.
“When we look at the new map of migration, the majority leave from rural areas,” Giammattei said. “An alliance between Guatemala and the United States can help overcome these structural causes through institutional programs.”