Biden stresses that Latin America is not the backyard of the United States but the front
the President from the United States, Joe BidenThis Wednesday confirmed that Latin america It’s not your country’s backyard, but it’s your front.
“We used to talk when I was a guy in the back college of America, but It’s not the backyard, I think south of the border with Mexico “It’s the front yard of the United States, we are equal people,” Biden said at a news conference marking his first year in office, which takes place tomorrow Thursday.
confirmed it Washington He said he does not dictate what happens in other parts of the continent: “The problem we have is the huge difficulties to make up for the mistakes we made in the past four years, and it will take some time.”
However, Biden did not respond to a reporter’s question about when he would visit Latin America.
On the other hand, he attacked his predecessor Donald Trump (2017-2021), without naming him by name, because of the “great damage” he has inflicted on the region due to his foreign policy, and asserted that one of the measures taken by his government was to hold, in December, a summit of democracies, although some Central American countries were not invited to this fact.
He added that he spends a lot of time “talking and trying” regarding policy toward the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Madurowho described him as a “dictator”.
He noted that in the same way he devotes time to him Chile Previously Argentina, although he clarified that they are “not like” Venezuela.
Biden also spoke about immigration, noting that people are leaving their homes in it Central America to head to the US because “they have real problems”.
In this regard, he talked about his accomplishments when he was vice president Barack Obama (2009-2017) and indicated that he worked to provide billions of dollars to the countries sending migrants.
So far, Biden hasn’t been able to push through with major reforms immigrantAs he promised, because of the narrow Democratic majority in Congress and in the first months of his administration he faced a crisis at the border with the arrival of record numbers of illegal immigrants.
With information from EFE
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