publicidad
Immigrants in detention

Exclusive: Central America to seek Mexico's support after Trump win

Exclusive: Central America to seek Mexico's support after Trump win

There are concerns that Trump's promise to deport millions of immigrants would have grave repercussions in Central American countries with few jobs and shaky security.

Immigrants in detention
Immigrants in detention

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have agreed to join forces and seek support from Mexico to forge a joint strategy in response to Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency, El Salvador's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump's election upset has sent shockwaves through Mexico and Central America, which rely heavily on U.S. remittances and bilateral trade.

President-elect Trump romped to victory in the Nov. 8 election by winning over voters with vows to end illegal immigration and re-examine trade treaties that he said have led U.S. firms to ship jobs south to lower-wage economies.

Many of the migrants bound for the United States hail from the poor nations of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and there are concerns that Trump's promise to deport millions of immigrants would have grave repercussions in Central American countries with few jobs and shaky security.

On Wednesday, the day after a regional meeting in Honduras, the three countries released a joint statement asking their respective foreign ministries to join forces and formulate positions on jobs, investment and migration to deal with the new U.S. administration together, though the statement did not refer to Mexico.

But Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemala's Jimmy Morales and El Salvador's leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren, have agreed to seek support from Mexico, said Hugo Martinez, El Salvador's foreign minister, confirming what another government source told Reuters earlier.

"What the presidents told us was that aside from this group ... we could expand to look for contact with Mexico, at first, and then also with the other Latin American countries," Martinez said.

publicidad

Mexico's Foreign Ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

In an interview last week, Humberto Roque Villanueva, Mexico's deputy interior minister for migration, said he expected deportations of undocumented Mexican migrants in the United States to start rising when Trump takes office Jan. 20 but the process will not begin soon.

Trump has repeatedly said he plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, insisting that Mexico will pay for it.

PLAN IN ACTION
The first meeting between the Central American foreign ministers will take place on Thursday in San Salvador, sources said, adding that there is no date yet for when Mexico might join.

The Central American foreign ministries said they were already looking to strengthen their consular services in the United States and preparing a network of activists, lawyers, non-profits and church leaders to help safeguard against any possible deportation wave.

Maria Andrea Matamoros, Honduras' deputy foreign minister, told Reuters she expected the number of migrants bound for the United States to rise before Trump takes office in January.

"(The wall) is the perfect advertising campaign for a human trafficker, and now, with the election of Trump, that has magnified, and we're already seeing - incredibly - a rise in the flow of migrants," she said.

On Tuesday, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador launched a joint security system to combat gangs and drug smuggling, as well as curtail migration and lower murders in one of the world's most violent regions.

publicidad

The joint security force is part of the so-called "Alliance for Prosperity" plan, which aims to regenerate the region with support from Washington, creating jobs and infrastructure.

That plan was hatched after a sharp rise in Central American child migrants bound for the United States sparked a crisis for outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014.

Speaking at the event in the western Honduran city of Nueva Ocotepeque on Tuesday, President Hernandez said he would meet U.S. lawmakers from both parties to defend the Alliance for Prosperity.

(Additional reporting by Gustavo Palencia in Honduras and Gabriel Stargardter in Mexico, Writing by Enrique Pretel; Editing by Gabriel Stargardter, Christian Plumb and Lisa Shumaker)

publicidad
publicidad
They grew up in Chicago and their husbands, the Flores twins (aka ‘Los Mellizos’), worked for the Sinaloa cartel. The twins later became DEA informants in Mexico who helped bring down El Chapo Guzman. They have written a book, Cartel Wives, telling their story as a lesson to others not to fall for the narco life, and they regret what they put their families through. "Our fathers put on their suit of armor and their badge, and they are going out there on the streets of Chicago,” Mia confesses. “It’s the very same streets that our husbands were flooding with drugs.”
Nelson Denis, author of 'War Against All Puerto Ricans,' details how the commonwealth's 119-year-long association with the U.S. has produced total economic and governing dependence. With over $70 billion in crushing debt, Puerto Rico's governor turned to the courts on Wednesday to put certain debts before a federal bankruptcy court.
We traveled to Ciudad Juárez to see if hundreds of thousands of jobs in the Mexican maquiladora industry would return to the United States if Trump were to modify or abandon the NAFTA free trade agreement, as his government is considering. A border tax would have serious consequences in Mexican cities.
A wave of demonstrations in Venezuela has left several dead and hundreds more detained in the last two weeks. Univision reporter Tamoa Calzadilla explains how a democratic crisis, inflation and shortages of food and medicine have sent Venezuelans into the streets.
Gina Potes and Patricia Espitia were attacked with acid in Colombia, a country with one of the highest number of attacks of this kind. They have created a sisterhood, which they have used to help other victims and raise awareness about these brutal attacks.
As the legend goes, a UFO landed in Capilla del Monte in 1986, leaving a mark on the side of the Pajarillo mountains. Since then, this Argentinian village has lived off UFO tourism. It's currently hosting its annual Alien Festival.
The announcement to scrap the benefits came as a bucket of cold water for the Cuban migrants who just arrived in the United States. As this group waits for their papers, the uncertainty grows on whether they will ever be reunited with the relatives they left on the island.
A group of Argentines diagnosed with mental illness set up a radio station from where they broadcast their experiences
How Fidel Castro's plan to save Cuban baseball unraveled. The once mighty amateur baseball champions have lost much of their talent in recent years to U.S. Major League Baseball. Now the Cuban government is in discussions with MLB to stop the desertions. But will a Trump presidency make that more difficult?
A half-century of armed conflict has left behind 8 million victims in Colombia. It has also affected the country's unique natural resources. We explore the war’s impact on Colombia’s environment.
Forty three students in Mexico were abducted two years ago, and to this day, none have ever been found. When his son Jorge disappeared, New York City plumber Antonio Tizapa began to run marathons, not to win, but to send a message at the end of each race: he won’t stop until he finds his son or the truth about what really happened on that shameful day. On Sunday, Antonio and 20 friends will be running the New York City Marathon.
The evidence against El Chapo: undercover recordings, intercepted communications, protected witnesses’ declarations, drug seizures, and a confession. As U.S. prosecutors prepare their case against the world's most feared drug trafficker, this is what the government's case is built around.
Six months after the U.S. president visited the island, Cubans are divided over his impact. A government reform program is on hold as anxious residents pray for a tourist invasion.
Cubans seeking to flee the island are taking to rustic, homemade boats in increasing numbers since the U.S. and Cuba agreed to normalize relations 18 months ago.
La Tropical beer was popular in Cuba before the 1959 Revolution, but the factory was nationalized and the brewery later closed.
Escucha los horóscopos del día viernes con Mizada Mohamed en HOY
La astróloga y vidente hizo las predicciones del día miércoles 15 de noviembre de 2017 para cada uno de los signos zodiacales.
El Profesor Xavi Ondo creó su propio concurso de baile en Las Vegas para Chikybombom
Descubrimos que el aclamado Profesor Xavi Ondo ahora vive retirado en Las Vegas, donde lleva una vida tranquila llena de lujos. ¡Y por eso pudo crear su propio concurso de baile para complacer a su gran amiga Chikybombom!
Si creías haber visto todo de Ana Patricia, espérate a ver sus movimientos de cadera en la final
La conductora se encuentra ensayando sus bailes para la gran final de Mira Quién Baila, donde promete sorprender a todo el público.
Silencio por víctimas de Puerto Rico y México, la apertura de los premios Latin GRAMMY
Alejandro Sanz habló sobre los beneficiarios de DACA tras recibir el reconocimiento 'Persona del Año' e integró dreamers a su presentación. Juanes ganó en la categoría 'Álbum Pop Rock' y Despacito de Luis Fonsi y Daddy Yankee obtuvo el galardón 'Canción del Año'.
publicidad
Autos
Encuentra aquí el mejor contenido original y en español sobre el mundo de los autos. Artículos, fotos y videos con lo más reciente de los autos.
"No nos han dado respuesta de qué pasó con ella": familiar de hispana que murió durante liposucción en Tijuana
David Rynoso, sobrino de la víctima, dice que su tía viajó desde EEUU a Tijuana para la cirugía estética. Asegura que se enteraron de su mal estado de salud por un conductor de Uber que se preocupó por la tardanza y entró a investigar. Esperan que la clínica explique qué ocurrió.
Shows
Noticias Univision Digital Newscast
México, Puerto Rico y los dreamers inspiraron los momentos más emotivos de los Latin GRAMMY
La gala estuvo marcada por la música y los mensajes sociales que enviaron los artistas, sobre todo a las víctimas del terremoto en México y el huracán María en Puerto Rico. Luis Fonsi y su canción 'Despacito' se robaron el show.
¿Yaya Touré cerca de la MLS?
El legendario jugador tendría decidido dejar Manchester City para llegar a la liga en 2018. New York City FC es la posibilidad más viable.
México dentro de los países que más han comprado boletos para Rusia 2018
Actualmente se encuentra abierta la seguda ronda de venta de boletos para el Mundial y la afición mexicana ha adquirido gran número de entradas para ver al Tri.
MLS
Alberth Elis, el renacer de ´La Pantera´ en la MLS
El potente atacante hondureño ha brillado intensamente con el espectacular ataque de Houston, el cual tiene al Dynamo a un paso de regresar a la gran final.
Los saltos del 'Conejo', la carrera que Óscar Pérez podría alargar a un cuarto de siglo
El arquero de 44 años se convirtió en emblema de Cruz Azul, en el que debutó en 1993 y militó hasta 2008. Su retiro podría prolongarse seis meses más.