In an exclusive report on Hannity, investigative journalist Sarah Carter traveled to Guatemala City because Vice President Harris was also visiting the Northern Triangle and said Guatemalaans did not trust Joe Biden and did not want help funded by US taxpayers. according to them, it will simply add to the corruption in the state government and the power of the already powerful trafficking cartels.
Carter told host Sean Hannity that she had spoken to people both in Guatemala City, the capital, and in San Rafael, a town further west near Quetzaltenango.
“They can tell you they don’t trust the United States, they don’t trust the funding coming to Guatemala,”
People in the Guatemalan capital were no less amused by Harris’s visit, where Carter witnessed a gathering of civic activists and other constituencies to protest the vice president’s arrival and her meeting with President Alejandro Giamatti.
“They belonged to civilian groups, civic groups, NGOs, saying they wanted trade, not aid. They did not want to be bribed,” she said.
The concern of groups in Guatemala City was largely that the millions to trillions of aid that the Biden administration plans to send to the country in an attempt to quell the migrant crisis are unlikely to be fruitful.
One of the concerns expressed by citizens was that the funds allocated to anti-corruption agencies could be used to empower these bureaucracies instead of targeting political opponents and dissidents.
Carter said they believe the commissions for which the money is distributed can be armed and used against political opponents.
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“This is a very difficult time in Guatemala. This is a difficult time in Central America. What they are hoping for is some bilateral negotiations that actually bring trade back to Central America so that we can see and stop the influx of people; migrants leaving this part of the world for the United States, “Carter said.
“They say they are very concerned about this, but they will not be able to solve the problem unless the United States tells the truth and confronts the facts and resigns itself to what is happening here in the region.”
Recently, Guatemala has been one of the transit points for migrants wishing to cross Mexico to the United States, at entry points such as Tecun Uman, where they often cross the Suchiate River in the Mexican state of Chiapas.