♪ >> lets get to the point.
al punto.this is how two girls were
tossed over a fence so theycould cross the border.
we will talk to an agent fromthe border patrol who released
the powerful video we saw.march at the longest -- largest
number of migrants.how did the white house respond?
jennifer for psyche is with us-- jennifer psaki is with us.
-- he advises the pope. god whitlatin music is becoming
mainstream.we are entering the zone right
now.>> maria antonieta collins tells
us the most difficult one ofall.
we begin now.>> lets get to the point.
al punto with jorge ramos.>> lets get to the point.
we begin the program with whatis happening on the border.
it is not easy.border patrol says in march over
170 1000 migrants were detained.its the largest amount in a
month since 2006.this happens in some of the
practices of the smugglersincluding children.
this video was captured by theborder patrol.
somebody is dropping a three andfive-year-old girl over a border
wall in new mexico.there were ecuadorian girls who
found and received help assistedby the border patrol.
gloria chavez was the first totreat -- tweet out this video.
she is here now.before we talk about the
immigration topic in general iwanted to ask about the
difficult images of these girlsfollowing over a border wall.
what did you think?>> for me it was very alarming.
when i saw the first body fallonto the ground where there were
a lot of rocks.i thought the worst.
i thought she may have hurt herhead or something may have
happened to her.the next girl landed and i
thought she may have hurt herspinal column.
something may have happened toher.
but when i saw them move alittle i was able to breathe
easier but i was veryfrightened.
i thought this needs to bereleased to the media so that
they understand the risks thesechildren are undertaking one
families make a contract withcriminal organizations to bring
them to the border.>> we understand that in march
171,000 undocumented immigrantscame to the united states.
most of them were deported.what is the message central
americans are receiving?>> we are talking about 274
miles of the border from forthancock texas to lordsburg new
mexico.we handle the entire border area
from the el paso sector.we are seeing a lot of families
and a lot of children.almost 700 people in our
processing centers.600 of those were children.
we are working very hard toprocess them quickly and wait
for another agency like healthand human services may make that
connection with the familiesthat will take these minor
children.>> theres the border patrol and
the united states government.are they both prepared?
>> many of these children arewaiting longer than 72 hours.
why are we not prepared forthat?
>> that is a very good question.we have always said we are doing
our part.as the border patrol theyre
going to respond immediately tothe people we find on our
border.we do not control the
immigration flow from the world.i know there is a family or
group of people that is movinghere globally.
on the others the discussion wedont have any control either.
health and human services.they also have that
responsibility to do that typeof work for us.
the only control we have isfinding these families on the
border processing them.those images are from our
processing center.those children are well cared
for.making sure they are clean, they
have food, they can watchtelevision, cartoons, movies and
that they are comfortable.like you said, the law requires
us that these children be onlyin our custody for 72 hours.
the problem is that after weprocess these children we are
waiting for other agencies to dotheir part to take these minor
children and continue theprocess.
>> i understand you dont wantto get involved in politics.
what is the difference betweenjoe biden and donalds
immigration policy?>> i have been this organization
for almost 25 years as a borderpatrol official.
different administrations havecome in that time in the
immigration cycle has changedduring those years.
you covered the immigration ofunaccompanied minors.
182,000 people were found here.in situations that we find, we
know perfectly well that theplaces of orange -- origin is
where the focus needs to be on.those countries need help to
develop in a better wayeconomically so that they can
support their families and keepthem in those countries.
we as the border patrol cannotget involved in politics.
it is not our domain.we do not make policy or laws.
that is done in washington, d.c.and in congress.
i can assure you that our focusis national security and that
our humanitarian mission when weare dealing with minors -- minor
children.>> the white house has said this
is not a moment to come to theunited states.
the question is is this messagebeing delivered to central
america and mexico?there joined by jennifer psaki.
let me start by asking you aboutimmigration.
over 171,000 migrants weredetained on the border in the
last month of march.this obviously has happened with
other presidents.do you think with
more capacity?our focus has been to accelerate
and process these children asquickly as possible.
where making sure that childrenwho come to the board and have a
telephone on them that theyspeak with their families so
they can be reunited sooner.we are focusing on solutions.
it is undoubtable that we areprocessing beyond border patrol
stations.>> is there a plan for vice
president kamala harris and joebiden to visit the border soon?
>> the focus of vice presidentkamala harris is really on the
northern triangle.shes making sure we are working
with countries in the region toimprove the conditions and this
incentivize this treacheroustrip.
children, families and adultstake this trip to the united
states.we will be working and
communicative with leaders inthe northern triangle.
vice president harris will workwith the diplomats.
he will focus with the team tomake sure there are additional
shelters opened.he meets with his team and
encourages them to do more everyday.
>> we have noticed thatpresident biden is concentrating
on infrastructure.but by doing so, he could be
forgetting about immigration.i remember how president palma
in 2009 had control with thedemocrats in congress and he
lost the opportunity.the same thing is happening now
and the democrats controlcongress.
his president biden missing --is president biden missing?
>> unfortunately we are facing anumber of crises.
but with the pandemic and theeconomic recession, 10 million
people without a job in thecountry, the president knew when
he took offices focus should beto stop both of those crisis.
he proposed immigration reformthe first day in office and we
are seeing progress withdreamers.
this is legislation thepresident will support so our
effort is moving on severaltracks at the same time.
theres no question that we arenot going to handle the
challenge that people face inthe region unless we implement
long-term policies to face thembecause we would be in the same
cycle.he thinks we need a long-term
solution.he is committed to to doing so
but he is also facing a pandemicand economic recession and he
has been taking action since themoment he took office.
>> speaking of infrastructure,mitch mcconnell said the 2.3
trillion dollar plan will nothave republican support food can
democrats do it alone?>> technically they could, at
80% of the people in the countrysupport the rebuilding of our
infrastructure.this is not a democratic or
republican problem.this is impacting communities.
low income communities, ruralcommunities.
we think people should haveaccess to clean drinking water.
we need to replace waterways inplaces like for flint michigan.
we are beginning in places wherewe agree.
we need to modernizeinfrastructure.
we agree with that the questionis how do we pay for it.
we think that american companiesdont often pay taxes.
many didnt pay taxes in 2019,2018.
republicans want americans topay and we are talking about
that right now.>> the cdc has reported that
people who received -- is thisnot a bad message?
>> it is important to explain topeople at the benefits of being
vaccinated and what you can dowhen you are fully vaccinated.
part of that is the guidance ofhealth experts and doctors who
say that if you are vaccinatedand your neighbors are
vaccinated, you can all betogether.
if you are fully vaccinated, itis safer to travel.
we need to communicate that alarge percentage of the
population has still not beenvaccinated.
people who are trying to protectfamily and friends still need to
follow public guidance whichincludes not traveling.
we are not saying people shouldtake nonessential trips but
rather the benefits of beingvaccinated, which there are
many.>> the relationship the trump
administration had with thepress was antagonistic to put it
one way.how would you describe the
relationship of the white housewith journalists?
>> i believe part of my job isto recover the faith and
confidence of the united states.the role of the press is very
important.people see the press conference
with an exchange.the job of correspondence is to
ask people questions.we need to provide exact
information.thats what we are trying to do
from here.and i would say that sometimes
we have different goals.correspondence do their job.
we are also aligned trying tocommunicate with americans and
provide the truth.thats what we are trying to do.
>> do you think the success ofjob creation and vaccination
efforts have created honeymoonlike scenarios with the press
and the white house?>> the press has pushed
officials and president biden asthey should.
they want answers and accurateinformation about what we are
doing about covid, how we arefacing immigration.
our focus should be bipartisan.they asked questions about
russia and iran.at the same time there are
successes and when the pressreports on these successes, it
doesnt mean that they are inagreement with us.
we are anxious to have 100million people get the vaccine.
thats double what had beenoriginally planned.
that is an ambitious goal and itis not biased to say that.
theres a difference inreporting in terms of the
successes of the administration.its different from having
honeymoon period.>> thank you very much for
talking to us.>> my pleasure.
>> when we return, might thevatican finally be changing?
a victim of sexual abuse hasbeen named an advisor to the
pope.and the cuban government os
his symptoms mild.>> this easter weekend we bring
you a story about the catholicchurch and its leader, pope
francis.the vatican very seldom
corrected its mistakes but itsdoing so now.
pope francis has named juancarlos cruz the victim as the
head of the council for theprotection of minors.
he is joining us from santiago.thank you for joining us.
you have critical -- criticizedthe catholic church.
this is the first time thatsomeone who is openly gay and
was abused by a priest isnominated to the pontifical
council for the protection ofminors.
should we thank the pope forcorrecting a mistake?
>> thank you for inviting me toyour show.
thanks to your crew.i have said this before.
i believe in pope francis.i try to differentiate between
pope francis the person and thevatican.
in the end, hes responsible foreverything.
but its impressive how forcesare at work and sometimes they
dont allow the pope from doingwhat he was.
i was blocked a few years ago.two chilean cardinals had their
emails released and they said iwas a serpent and they blocked
me.and because the pope didnt know
me, i was not named.>> what can you do to prevent
other people from being abused?>> this is a commission that
will be reformed now because fora long time it has been think a
little inefficient.thinking about what will
seminaries be like in 2030.im like excuse me, lets not be
foolish.the problem is now.
what are we going to do now withso many victims who have been
abused who havent had justice,who havent had any kind of
reparation.what are we going to do about
that?its not just minors.
also vulnerable adults.its very important to clear
that up.there are also vulnerable adults
and thats being incorporatednow.
before, people would say if youwerent a minor you werent
abused.but abuse can happen to children
, adolescents.over older people, younger
people.there is sexual and
psychological abuse.i dont know how the reparation
-- reformation will happen.if you ask me i want to keep
doing what ive always donewhich is to be at the service of
so many survivors who needjustice.
>> you have been a very braveman.
you have undergone difficultmoments.
he said i am a catholic despiteeverything against me.
i was abused by a clergy member.im gay.
i support women priests and ibelieve celibacy should be
optional.>> i believe that moving things
is like moving the titanic.its a very slow process.
this is how i explained tomyself.
i have seen a wall that youcant climb over.
but theres been a crack.it opened a little bit.
if this were a dam he would seewater coming out and i feel like
there is increasing pressure andif this wall is not break in my
lifetime it will open and therewill be big changes.
that is what i hoped for andthat is why im still in the
church, to keep fighting.>> something that has bothered
you is the recent declarationfrom the vatican about lessing
homosexual unions.the vatican said the blessing of
same-sex unions cannot beconsidered -- cannot be
condoned.this counters what he said about
homosexuality when he said whoam i to judge.
>> ive spoken to the pope.i know he is very pained by
this.there are forces behind this.
he did not sign this.im not the popes spokesperson
or anything.but thats not the pope that i
know and that i speak with.but i will tell you in one way
or another this will berepaired.
something will happen >> thankyou for being with us.
congratulations on your newappointment.
it is truly historic.>> thanks for always supporting
me.when we return, karla perez is a
cuban journalist at the havanaregime will not let her return
to the country.♪
>> now we have the story of ayoung journalist from cuba who
cannot return to her country.karla perez has been leaving --
living in costa rica after thegovernment did not allow her to
return to her country.she was returning home after
studying in costa rica.in panama, she was told she
cannot enter cuba despite havingthe proper documentation.
the exterior minister of cubasaid the following.
>> this is not the first timethat they have used these
tactics to destabilize cuba.they are trying to reinstall her
in the country with subversivepurposes.
>> that was the officialdeclaration from the cuban
dictatorship.carla is with us to tell her
story.thank you for being with us.
>> thank you for inviting me.as a journalist its important
to talk about this reality.>> i want to understand what
happened.you were born in cuba.
you are a cuban citizen but youcannot return to cuba.
we are conducting this interviewwith you in costa rica.
i cant you return to yourcountry?
>> i left cuba 2017.i was forced out to finish my
studies in costa rica because iwas expelled from a cuban
university and from highereducation in cuba.
i could not go to school incuba.
it was a definitive expulsion.so i went to costa rica with the
goal of graduating with ajournalism degree and returning
to cuba.so in 2020 graduation date was
coming.that was december 10.
the international day of humanrights.
so i began preparing to returnto the island during this
pandemic.>> at what point where you told
you could not reenter?>> i was told in panama.
>> when you were on the plane.>> corrected.
-- he came on the intercom and iheard that it was not a legal
problem.carla cannot enter cuba.
>> you were expelled fromuniversity in cuba because you
dissented with communistideology.
>> yes.my objective had always been to
return to cuba and i hadcollaborated with independent
cuban media and i have continuedto support dissidents within the
island.>> what is happening in cuba now
that you mention it?>> we now know a lot of things
we did not know before angst tosocial media.
young people are creating theirown narrative that is completely
divorced from the communistparty.
young people believe indifferent things and they are
thinking about the future.i think they are thinking about
freedom for our country.but on the other hand we also
need to think about present andright now the present is all
about surviving a little bit.this is a process that will not
be fast because there is anindoctrination that happens
practically since we are born.very aggressive this
indoctrination.there are now other things to
believe.now my generation is born not
necessarily believing in thatrevolution.
i think there is hope.theres been more hope in the
last few decades.>> at the same time you say they
are no longer afraid.do you think you are being used
as an example to other youngpeople to say this is what
happened, she was in favor ofdemocracy and freedom of
expression so either you selfcensor or the same thing will
happen to you.>> i think this is not just a
message for people within cubabut people who are residing
outside of cuba and who havereturned periodically.
it is sending them a messagesaying either you are quiet or
you do not return to cuba.my case is not the first time
this is happening but this hasbeen given more visibility.
there are hundreds of us havebeen denied reentry to cuba.
the message is if you speakagainst us we have complete
impunity and not allowing you toreturn.
>> and will you now be quiet?>> of course not.
i am more active than have their-- than ever.
i will continue working andfocusing on a better cuba.
>> when we return,singer-songwriter camilo will
talk about his new album andgod.♪
>> this is just a portion of asong by camilo, winner of the
latin grammy.hes been very active since his
first album came out months ago.hes been taking advantage of
the pandemic to release a secondalbum.
hes here to explain whatshappening with his hands.
im going to ask a question youget all the time.
are you wearing expensiveclothes?
>> im wearing my sunday best.>> that colombian roots and
even some reggaeton and pop.help me define what you are
doing.>> this album of mine celebrates
the walls that have fallen in mylife to celebrate the identity
of my country.there is a musical diversity in
my country that i am very proudof.
i try to be as honest aspossible in exploring the sounds
and identities of this album.>> at a time when a lot of
content is sexualized, i foundin your music perhaps the magic
is in saying andidentified with my music.
the things im pointing out arepart of everyday life and they
were just waiting for the propermelody, the proper excuse to
become a part of peoplessoundtracks to their lives.
thats part of my identity.the english language mainstream
is asking and im thinking aboutyour recent appearance on the
tonight show with jimmy fallon.what has changed?
>> i come from a generationwhere you had to make a leap to
enter the english languagemainstream.
>> i think latin music is partof the pop music sound roots and
world.i also feel very proud of that.
>> like i said before theinterview, perhaps your
father-in-law recommended nottalking to me because jorge
ramos was going to ask you aboutgod and ive got to ask you
about that.you said i am sent by god to
make music and you also saidwhen you were talking about the
responsibilities of fear songs,you said it is god, not me.
i want you to tell us what youare meaning.
>> i was created with anintention and purpose.
call it what you will.some people call it the
universe, some people call itlove.
i identify that as god and i amcertain that hes present in
everything i do in my life.>> let me finish with something
much more earthly.im not going to ask you about
your mustache which resembles myfathers mustache that i want
you to explain to me what ishappening with your rings on
your right hand.thats what we are seeing right
now.>> it looks like i have a
thousand rings on that i onlyhave these six.
this is my wedding band.i just celebrated my first
anniversary of marriage and eachone of my rings have a story.
this is a ring i got from mybrother-in-law ricky when i
began writing with them and ibegan following my sound and
this ring is a reminder of whatmy parents do for a living, be
kicking.i want to learn more about that
and each ring has its own story.>> thank you very much and
congratulations on the album.when we return, how to lose 80
pounds and be happy in theprocess.♪
>> are univision colleague mariaantonieta collins has covered
many stories in her career.shes here to tell us her own
story.she has just published her 10th
book.she talks about how she lost
over 80 pounds and became abetter version of herself.
shes here to talk about thatwith us.
its great to see you here.>> the pleasure is mine.
>> why is this book differentand why is this story so
difficult to tell?>> this is a result of getting
the gastric sleeve.i was already taking medicine
for high blood pressure,cholesterol.
i was on the road for a spiralthat was going to end up with a
bad disease.>> what is the gastric sleeve?
>> they take away 82% of yourstomach.
its a tube that uses a lot yourstomach.
so you are able to eat lessfood.
>> four to six ounces of foodfor times a day.
>> why did you do something sodramatic?
>> it was a matter of life ordeath.
i was taking two medicines forhigh blood pressure every day.
what was going to happen to me?>> youve got a picture from
2003.tell me about that.
>> which one do you want?>> the one in black.
>> i was moving toward death,toward failure.
something very serious.i was sedentary.
i drank eight sodas a day.my stomach had a capacity of 2.5
liters.i was going to fail on any diet
the way i did on the over 30diet.
i went on during my life.there was a picture from
december 2013 and i saw thispicture and i went looking for
the producer.i thought she had taken the
picture to make fun of me.and then i realized it wasnt
her, it was me.so i went to my car and just
started crying.the next day in december i went
to see a doctor.in january of the following year
i had the surgery.>> you say you are thin again
like when you were 15, 16 yearsold.
its what youve always wanted.>> yes.
i think i improved because i aman athlete on the streets.
i exercise.>> i see you on instagram every
with your tribe.>> yes.
the crazy troop.before the sun rises i am
exercising.>> something i still dont fully
understand is why open up somuch?
why share all your secrets?>> one answer could be why not?
ive got to help other womenlike me.
im about to turn 69 a month anda half.
>> but you say that with pride.>> yes.
youve got to try to livewithout illnesses or as few
illnesses as possible.you got to take care of your
body and your mind.depression.
they say that four miles a daykeeps the psychiatrist away and
i agree.>> you are walking four miles a
six or seven.youve got other protection.
your animals are with you.>> i have one, oreo.
he can walk six miles.not the other ones, but oreo
can.>> what can people take from
this book?its almost a challenge.
youre saying can you do it orcan you not do it.
>> you say at one point you wereafraid.
>> very afraid but i overcamethat fear.
now when im on the street imthinking and im always saying,
im afraid of being afraid and igo on.
the interesting thing is whatyou do with that fear.
>> fear can paralyze you or pushyou ahead.week at euphoria on demand.
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until next week when together weget to the point.
al punto.thank you.