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♪ >> 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? there are♪ >> 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. 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