REPORT: Guatemala election winner wants to change Trump migrant deal

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GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – The winner of Guatemala’s presidential election, Alejandro Giammattei, said on Sunday he hoped he could make changes to a controversial migration deal the Central American country signed with the Trump administration last month.

Speaking to Reuters shortly before being declared victor, the conservative Giammattei said he wanted to see what could be done to improve the deal that outgoing President Jimmy Morales agreed to stem U.S.-bound migration from Central America.

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Giammattei will not take office until January, by which time Guatemala may be under severe pressure from the deal that effectively turns the country into a buffer zone, by forcing migrants to seek refuge there rather than in the United States.

“I hope that during this transition the doors will open to get more information so we can see what, from a diplomatic point of view, we can do to remove from this deal the things that are not right for us, or how we can come to an agreement with the United States,” Giammattei, 63, said in the interview.

Reuters also reported the following:

Giammattei also said he doubted that migrants would be willing to comply with the deal.

“They are looking for asylum in the United States,” he said. “I don’t think there are a lot of people from El Salvador and Honduras who want to seek asylum in Guatemala, especially if they are fleeing poverty.”

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7 Comments

  1. Roslyons August 12th, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Why should the US take on the burden of all these immigrants, place them in Guatemala, let them share the burden also. We must take care of our own first not another country’s throw away because they think it will be better here living off out tax dollar.

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    • Deborah August 12th, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Very well stated. Agree 100%

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  2. J August 12th, 2019 at 9:02 am

    This assholes first action will be to send more fucking people to America. Well F You Guatemala.

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  3. Sandra Thompson August 12th, 2019 at 9:32 am

    We don’t need them here either, and we really don’t care whether they want to stay there, fact is America has had enough and it’s time to stop this and take care of citizens here first.

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  4. Capit August 12th, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Poverty isn’t a reason to call for asylum in another country. You want to do something conservative, then help your own people rise out of poverty instead of making them subservient on government.

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  5. The Real Steve August 12th, 2019 at 10:45 am

    They should go to Brazil or Argentina.Those are prosperous countries where they would be in their own culture.Why come to the United States?SOROS😡

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    • Joanne August 12th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      And to destroy us.

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