>> lets get to the point, "alpunto."
the johnson & johnson vaccine issuspended in the united states.
patients were found to bloodclots.
we have an expert who willanswer questions.
a man who dies because a policeofficer says she pulled out the
wrong thing.and a man is hit with teargas.
we speak with the police officertelling us what a good officer
would do.is mexico becoming a wall to
stop immigrants from centralamerica?
is it the same as what donaldtrump did?
>> i do not think relations withel salvador can be fixed so
easily.>> we speak with someone from el
salvador.lets hear what he has to say
about it.are you looking for work?
we are talking about a sectorlooking for workers immediately.
after several years of waiting,eight second season of the
series "luis miguel"heirs.
diego bonetathomas why he couldnt make
movies in mexico.we will begin.
♪>> lets get to the point, "al
punto," with jorge ramos.>> lets get to the point, "al
punto."we begin with the problems with
the johnson & johnson vaccine.six people have had blood clots.
women between the ages of 14 and49.
over 6 million people in theunited states have received this
vaccine, but the problem is tostop the administering of this
vaccine temporarily.you have questions about this
vaccine here that is why weinvited dr. elmer huerta.
he is a medical professor atgeorge washington university.
thank you for returning againand for coming in the last year,
especially in the worst part ofthe pandemic.
we want to ask you about thejohnson & johnson vaccine.
the fact that the vaccine hasbeen temporarily halted, does it
mean it is a dangerous vaccine?>> absolutely not.
to keep this in perspective,sometimes, numbers can live.
-- can lie.lets talk the possibility of
developing a blood clot with avaccine with three things.
a woman, for instance, who takesbirth control pills.
someone might smoke cigarettes.in the last thing is covid-19
itself.the chances of a woman who takes
a birth control pill developinga blood clot is 300 times
greater than with the vaccine.if we are talking about smoking,
we are talking 450 more -- fourto 50 times more likely to
develop a blood clot than with avaccine.
and with covid-19, thepossibilities of getting a blood
clot as a result of that illnessis 41250 times greater than the
vaccine.this side effect is very
uncommon.i think the fda and cdc was a it
is possible, but it is so rarethat it will not eliminate the
use of the vaccine.>> so youre saying we will soon
be getting the johnson & johnsonvaccine again the way the
astrazeneca vaccine is now beingadministered again in europe?
>> yes.15 out of every 100,000 people
dies from taking aspirin.i think we cannot expect that
anything will be perfect or 100%safe.
>> very well.i got the second dose of my
vaccine.but the cdc just said that 5800
people who had been fullyvaccinated were infected with
coronavirus.and 74 died.
i thought i was fully protected.>> jorge, you are protected.
and once again, perhaps yourviewers might be confused.
look, those 5800 cases, afterbeing fully vaccinated, are
compared to 77 million people.those cases represent 0.0007% of
cases.99.993% of cases are protected,
like you.obviously, every life is
precious.those 74 deaths among those 5800
cases is a very small percentagecompared to what would have
happened if 77 million peoplehad not been vaccinated.
what i am trying to say to theviewers is that there is not a
100% solution.no vaccine is 100% effective.
no drug is 100% effective.there will always be a small
number.in this case, 0.007%.
>> another thing we thought wasthat after taking both doses, be
it that pfizer or the modernavaccine, that would be enough,
but now pfizer has announced, inthe next few months, perhaps
next year, we will need a thirddosage.
why is that?>> we still do not know how long
the two vaccine doses willprotect us.
until now, jorge, and this waspublished by pfizer and moderna,
is that six months after beingvaccinated, the volunteers have
a high level of antibioticresponse in their bodies.
so the next analysis might comeat the nine month or 12 month
mark.but with these new variants --
and these strains have changedthe rules of the game.
it is possible we might need abooster shot in a time, yet to
be determined, to raise offensesonce again to fight these new
variants.this is speculation.
these are ideas that are beingmanaged.
>> every year i get the fluvaccine.
does this mean we have to get acoronavirus vaccine every year?
>> that possibility exists.and just like the flu, the flu
vaccine has three differenttypes of viruses, so it is
possible that the coronavirusvaccine might also be --
>> a lot of people thought 2021would be a return to normalcy.
particularly in the unitedstates, we are privileged to
have millions of vaccines.what is the future from this
point?are we going to return to the
same point as 2019, or will itbe different?
>> it will be totally different,jorge.
we should see what is happeningin israel.
they are saying that itspopulation can be in an
open-air environment to testwhether or not there will be
infections.we are still far from that,
jorge.we do not know how long we will
have immunity.like i said at one point, maybe
three months ago, i said we wereat the 20 minute mark of the
first half.right now, we are at the 22
minute mark in the first half ofthe match.
>> briefly, what do you think ofa vaccine passport idea?
>> i do not think it is fair.there is a lot of uncertainty.
we do not know how long areprotected by the vaccine.
i do not believe it is the bestthing to do at the moment.
>> dr. elmer huerta, thank youfor being with us.
if youre trying to make anopponent, please scan this code
on your monitor with yourtelephone.
you will get a guide that willexplain how to get a vaccine in
four easy steps.we will take a break.
when we return, there are moreallegations of police brutality
we will speak with the policechief of miami, and also, will
the government of mexico stopthe flow of migrants?
we will also talk with>> where there is a --
after that, an afro-latinxo isassuming two agents of virginia
for using excessive force duringa traffic stop in december.
he says he was sprayed withteargas pa lastly, chicago has
made public this body cam outfootage that shows the deadly
shooting of a 13-year-old boy.it shows adam toledo throwing
away his weapon and turningaround before he gets shot.
so heres the question.what should a good police
officer do in a case like theones we mentioned?
we have invited art acevedo,the new police chief in the city
of miami.art acevedo,
thank you for being with us.>> it is a pleasure being with
you.>> you are born in cuba, but
here in the united states, weall know you as the police chief
in houston.is it fair to move from houston,
primarily mexican population, tomiami?
our people thinking that you arebeing sent from one latino
population to another?>> look, both cities are --
both cities have a minority-majority population.
we have people from all over,people in the caribbean.
and we have a city that has aninternational flavor.
i am very proud and happy to behere, not just with my people
but with mexicans, people fromel salvador, venezuela,
nicaragua, all over the world,and the caribbean.
>> what is the main challengethat the city of miami has to
face?is it discrimination?
>> i think that, here, we haveto work to win the trust of the
community, especially theafrican-american community,
which, as you know, with thehistory of police officers and
so many bad events where apolice officer has failed, and
the african-american populationhas been affected most, so i am
doing an effort to have peopleknow me, know my officers, and
earn the trust of the community.>> i want to present three
cases.heres the first case.
daunte wright, who died inminnesota when a police officer
supposedly was confused and,instead of shooting with a
taser, shot him with her actualgun.
[indiscernible]>> i just shot him.
>> oh, wow.>> is this a training
problem?>> i do not know much about that
department, but someone who hasbeen a police officer for over
20 years, it is so clear thatwhat this person was doing was a
minor offense.i think that that officer,
without knowing her, did nothave a lot of experience dealing
with people who are resistingarrest.
it is a tragedy.to commit such a grave mistake
or a life is lost, she is goingto have to face the consequences
for killing that man.>> in virginia, we saw images of
a man being sprayed with pepperspray.
he was a member of the militarywho was not resisting.
many people are accusing policeofficers of exceeding their
authority, not just in virginia,but in many places.
>> what upsets me is that alot of these people are
african-americans, and policeofficers wonder why are there so
many problems with thatcommunity?
because that community,unfortunately, when bad things
happen, more often than not, itis with them, and that is a
history we need to accept and weneed to do a better job not to
make these mistakes.in these abuses -- and these
abuses, at the end of the day,thank god, our officers in miami
know they have a chief who willsupport them when they do their
job correctly, but we will alsomake them face consequences when
they dont.>> my last question is about
george floyd.after the death of george floyd
and seeing those images where apolice officer places his knee
on his neck for nine minutes and40 seconds, have instructions
changed in police departmentsthroughout the united states?
do you think this is somethingwe will no longer see?
>> look, ive been a policeofficer 25 years.
we have 18,000 policedepartment.
i cannot say those 18,000 policedepartments will say you cannot
place a knee on somebodys neck.but i do know that departments
that are professional are notallowing.
they did not allow it before.and they will not allow it now.
so we need congress andpoliticians to pass legislation
that will not allow policeofficers to place their knee on
someones neck unless their lifeis in danger.
if youre in a situation whereyou might be killed, that might
be acceptable, but otherwise, itshould not be acceptable, and
we, as a community, and aspolice officers, we should
demand that police departmentsdo not do that.
>> i will end with this.what is your work, as the chief
in miami, what is the image youwant to project?
>> i am here to work, not tokeep my job.
im going to do what i think iscorrect based on the
constitution, based on the law,and based on my experience and
what we should be doing.i am not going to worry about
politicians or the policeofficers union.
i am going to fulfill my dutiesas a leader, as an officer, as a
soldier, to respect thecommunity and human beings.
>> thank you art acevedo,,the new police chief in the
city of miami.when we returned, he was in
charge of immigration policy inmexico but becky♪
>> lets talk about immigration.mexico, honduras, and guatemala
reached an agreement with theunited states to try to stop the
flow of central americans comingnorth.
the white house has promised10,000 military.
guatemala and honduras will alsobe deploying troops.
we are joined by tonatiuhguillén.
he was the commissioner for thenational migration institute
of mexico.but he soon left his post.
he quit.we will talk about that.
thank you for being on the show.>> thank you.
>> i want to talk about thecrisis on the u.s.-mexico
border.the number of immigrants is one
of the highest in years, almost19,000 children crossed alone in
the month of march.what is happening on the border?
>> it is an enormous challenge,but we have a situation -- the
united states is essentiallystill closed off to the size of
the problem.it is a gigantic challenge.
i understand it is not easy toresolve.
but is not being addressedthrough the appropriate ways.
people who come to the borderare facing very difficult
situations from a humanitarianpoint of view.
it would require a much biggerintervention, not just from the
united states government butfrom the mexican government,
which, in essence, has not had astarring role in terms of
protecting and assisting thesemigrants.
president andrés manuel lópezobrador
so the following about childrencrossing the border.
>> what is happening instituteis that children are being left.
they are being --they are being abandoned.
because they are just beingused.
the smugglers, the coyotes, andother human traffickers.
we need to care for thesechildren.
we are going to do that.we have made that decision.
>> during the trumpadministration, many people said
that the lópez obradoradministration became the wall
for donald trump.now, joe biden has asked mexico,
honduras, and guatemala stop theflow of undocumented immigrants.
is mexico now bidens wall?>> i would not put it in those
terms exactly.what we do have is a continuity
of the immigration policy thatwas defined since june of 2019,
when mexico committed itself,and even did so institutionally
by reforming and establishing alaw of national guards, where
that body would now beresponsible to control
immigration flow.and from that point, the main
control of immigrants has beenthe national guard, not the
national migration institute.they have also been joined, in
some cases, by the marines, whenmexico closed the border to
guatemala, while there is a muchstronger blockade now to the
irregular flow, which is aproposal being planted in the
strategy which, i reiterate, isnot new.
it has existed since 2019.>> you were the commissioner of
the national migration institutein mexico.
for many, you where theyguarantee that migrants would be
protected as they travel throughmexico.
what happened?>> i appreciate that, but it was
an institutional project.that project focused on
protecting human rights anddevelopment initiatives.
when pressure increased from theunited states towards mexico to
change that policy and create anapparatus of control, then it
was no longer my space or myrole, so that is why i resigned.
>> i will end with this.in a year, what will we see on
the border?more of the same, something
worse?>> i think there will be a lot
of continuity.and a persisence of the
conceptual paradigm that isapplied towards migration.
and talking about the unitedstates, it may have important
reform initiatives.viden -- bidens administration
may.but there is a continuity in
mexico.and the legacy of the trump
administration, what we aregoing to see is more of the same
in the short term.and i am afraid we are not going
to rethink the problem and findother solutions.
i think something that is inreach for everybody is if we
have the possibility to startthe refugee process in central
america, we would all have bigsavings.
we would also avoid people beingsmuggled.
eventually, we would have toinclude canada into this.
but i think that change wouldmodify the rules of the game,
and we will be talking about theprotection of people.
>> thank you for speaking withus.
>> thank you, jorge.>> from mexico, we are going to
go now to el salvador.raúl melara
visited washington, and ourcorrespondent sat with him, and
we talked about the relationshipwith the united states and nayib
bukele.>> the crisis between mexico and
the united states has createdtensions with the united states
and el salvador.nayib bukele,
the president of el salvador,travel to washington at the
beginning of the year, and hesaid he returned to his country
upset because he did not haveany meetings with anyone from
the state department or thewhite house.
both of those requests worddenied.
>> i do not think they relationsbetween the united states and el
salvador will be solved soeasily.
public servants need to work sothat those relations can be
strengthened, and that is what iam doing here.
>> bidens envoy to el salvadorwas not welcomed by bukele,
but the diplomatic channels aremoving.
this week raúl melara,prosecutor general of el
salvador, visited washington,and he spoke with "al punto"
regarding his meetings with thejustice department.
>> we are redoubling ourefforts.
we are trying to be as creativeas possible within the legal
framework of our respectivecountries to face the situation.
>> the immigration policy ispart of the executive office.
>> i do not know what is goingto happen with the biden
administration and his policy ofdeportation.
we need to see how we were,first off, to keep people --
keep our people in our country.that is something we are doing
and taking seriously since wetook office.
>> melara said his office isdoing what they can to prevent
illegal immigration.>> not just because of the
danger that that entails butbecause there are people and
criminals who are profiting byputting at risk the lives of
many people.>> but the corruption of
governments in central americais something that has affected
generations.>> the situation there is that,
as we say, everyone is prayingto their own saint, so you have
to survive the job you have.>> gladys morales, a nurse who
left her country 30s ago,awaits a change that will allow
her children to prosper in thecountry she was born.
>> you have children, and asthey grow up, the problems get
worse, because there are moreexpenses, and you want to help
your children.that is why we are here, to help
our children a little more.>> is there a willingness from
the bukeleadministration to end
corruption?>> i believe so.
>> you believe so?>> i believe so.
>> prosecutor melara says thosewho have stolen from the
government, for them to facejustice, their processes will
take a lot of time.>> what people need to know is
that, regardless of who someoneis, if someone is involved in
corruption, they will be facingconsequences.
>> sources at the prosecutorsoffice in el salvador tell
univision that investigationsmay affect people close to
president bukele.the prosecutor says that the
president has not pressured him.>> not at all.
absolutely not.i do not get pressure from
anyone.>> bukeles political party has
absolute power in el salvador.this is an opportunity to get
the house in order.but it could also push out
melara.>> they can push anybody out.
there has got to be a legalreason to do so.
but be at today, tomorrow, theday after, my commitment is to
do what i can with as muchobjectivity and honesty as
possible, to the very last day.>> do you have presidential
aspirations in the future?>> not at all.
>> why?>> i am aware that i swore and
took an oath for thatinterview.
when we return, after diegoboneta is here.
we ask why it is so hard toportray someone like luis
miguel.>> i understand you are quite
the crooner.>> i try.
♪>> will that is part of the
netflix series "luis miguel: theseries."
diego bonetaplace the singer luis miguel.
he looks so much like luismiguel
that may be hard for him to findopportunities in other acting.
the second season.after a three year break due to
the pandemic.diego boneta
joins us from mexico city.diego andrés gonzález boneta,
congratulations on the secondseason.
>> thank you.it has been a long time since
someone has called me by my fullname.
>> so you do not forget.ive been thinking that, to
portray a person who has died,like --
but i think when you areportraying someone who is alive,
i do not know if you want to getas those as possible to the real
luis miguelor if you allow yourself liberty
in his portrayal.what do you do?
>> here, jorge, it was aquestion of, really, what can i
do to become that character, tobecome luis miguel?
and especially for the season,it was even more difficult,
because i have to portray did inseason.
and now ive had to do it, likei said, twice as much in this
one.>> i want to ask you, what does
luis migueldo physically?
what makes him who he is?is it his teeth -- is it true
you had your andmakeup, but i still had this
situation in my teeth.it was the first time was though
i need to give it 150%.and i am happy that the second
season is finally being releasedafter three years with the same
crew who worked on the firstseason.
and the situation where i amplaying, essentially, two
characters is interesting.i had to get prosthetics six
hours a day to look more like hedid in that time period.
>> diego, i was thinking thingshave gone so well for you that
maybe they are not going well.let me see if i can explain
myself.you once said my dream is to
make mexican films, and thedoors were never opened to me.
that is why i went to losangeles after years of much hard
work.after "luis miguel,"
thanany other movie ive done,
including the movie "rock ofages" that i started in with tom
cruise.no one is a prophet in their own
land, as they say.and perseverance yields results.
>>.filming in mexico, where things
have been very difficult.and i feel very proud at how the
production handled theprotocols.
and how seriously the crew tookit.
there were other productionsthat had to close down.
the truth is the team did agreat job.
>> diego, thanks for speakingwith us, and congratulations for
this success, because the bestventures are success, and you
accomplished that.>> take care.
it is a pleasure to talk withyou.
>> likewise.are you looking for work?
>> the job market in the unitedstates is beginning to recover,
but there is a sector wherethere are more job openings than
people applying care that is therestaurant sector, according to
the "new york times."asterisk restrictions are taken
away, restaurants are busierthan ever.
restaurant owners do not haveenough workers.
we are joined by susanna osoriofrom new york and vicente from
los angeles.vicente, at this moment, there
are more job openings thanpeople applying?
>> for some reason, i think thatwhen we closed, workers went to
other industries.it has been very hard to get
these workers again.the truth is that we need a lot
of labor in the restaurantindustry.
>> we move from los angeles tothe other coast, new york.
what is the problem you have?are there more job openings than
workers?and what are these positions you
need to fill?>> we are talking about busboys,
bartenders there is a seriousproblem.
because people are getting moneyfrom the government, a lot of
people do not want to get backto work.
i think that help likeunemployment is keeping people
from going back to work.as much as we say that they need
to go back to work, they are notdoing so.
and now, there is an incrediblelack of restaurant workers.
we, in new york, were mostaffected by the shutdowns.
>> vicente, californias openingon june 15, what did you have to
do at the beginning of thepandemic?
did you have to lay offemployees at the start of the
pandemic?>> yes, we had to cut employees
during the first shutdown.i own five restaurants and
closed two of them.in fact, i have opened them from
5:00 p.m. onward, preciselybecause there are enough --
there are not enough workers.these are the challenges that we
are facing in the industry.i think this is going to last
all year.so we hope that there will be
some kind of immigration reformor some kind of program that
will allow employees to comefrom outside, because these
positions need to be filled, andsomeone, in some way, needs to
cover that.so we are asking the president
that there be immigration reformand a program so that we can get
workers from outside.>> how did you survive the
pandemic, and what decisions didyou have to make?
>> i own eight restaurants, andfrom march until august, it was
just my family members workingand helping.
because a lot of employees werefrightened.
but i did not close anyrestaurants.
we did take out, pickup, anddelivery the whole time.
i never gave up.at no point did i give up.
>> vicente, how are youcurrently operating?
what is the most important partof the business?
and how has that beentransformed?
>> right now, we are working at50% capacity.
we are using patios.we have permission to open
patios in restaurants.that has helped a little bit
with this problem.we are hoping that, in june, we
will be able to open at 100%capacity, and that my restaurant
colleagues will be able torecover a little bit from all
the damage that has come fromthis pandemic in the restaurant
industry.>> how are you operating in new
york?if i want to go to a restaurant
in new york, what happens?>> in new york, we have reopened
that 50% capacity.and we have to close at 11
it used -- we have to closeat 11:00 it used to be 10:00
p.m.we hope to get that extended to
12:00.we are supervised the entire
time in the bronx, brooklyn,manhattan.
we are very affected.we hope that we will be able to
remain open until midnight to beable to survive.
it is too cold to be out on thepatios, which are now open.
>> for people who are watchingand want a job, cant find work,
what is your recommendation?if they need to work, what
should they do?>> no, well, what we usually do
is we announce openings onsocial media.
people obviously need to applyin person to have an interview.
and, well, its easy.we train people here.
and the truth is that this is ajob that people need a passion
to do well to enjoy it.i think that serving others is a
beautiful thing, and it is a jobthat you can enjoy.
so i invite people to leaveunemployment, to come work.
we are waiting for them.we need workers.
we need your enthusiasm, yoursupport.
>> will you be reopening the tworestaurants you closed?
>> yeah, theyre open, all open,but two we open at 4:00.
but they are open.>> susana, i will end with you.
what recommendations do you havefor people?
it is interesting.you say you need workers, and
there are thousands, perhapsmillions, watching now who are
looking for work.what is your recommendation for
someone looking for work, whatshould they do?
>> my recommendation is thatthere are lots of jobs.
we need employees.we are willing to train.
come apply.there are many positions in this
moment.come to the eight restaurants i
have throughout new york, thebronx, brooklyn, new jersey.
>> if there is anybody who wantsto work, its right there.you can also watch our
interviews and videos atunivision.com/alpunto.
until next week, when we gettogether and get t