Biden thanks Chaves for Costa Rica’s support in managing migratory flows

Washington, Aug 29 (EFE).- US President Joe Biden received his Costa Rican counterpart Rodrigo Chaves at the White House on Tuesday to discuss an agreement on possible legal paths for Central American migrants arriving at the United States southern border.

Biden thanked Chaves for his “leadership on the migration challenges we face every day,” adding, “Today, I also want to thank you for deepening our security cooperation, that’s one of my objectives, and I hope one of yours, including on organized crime.”

Costa Rica has become a transit point for thousands of migrants traveling through South America, across the dangerous Darien Pass between Colombia and Panama, and up Central America to the U.S. border.

The United States and Costa Rica launched in June a six-month pilot program called the “Safe Mobility Initiative,” which aims to provide legal paths to enter the US for some of the Nicaraguans and Venezuelans that are among the 240,000 asylum seekers currently in the Central American country.

During the meeting, the presidents also discussed the economy, security and the challenges currently affecting Latin America. EFE bpm-mgr/cpy/ics/mcd(Text) (Photo) (Video) (Audio)

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