Vice President Harris’s Special Advisor for International Economics and Development Lindsey Zuluaga and representatives from the Partnership for Central America (PCA) will visit Guatemala from February 14-16 and Honduras from February 16-18. Their trip follows the recent launch by Vice President Harris of “Central America Forward,” the next phase of the public-private partnership to promote private sector investment in Northern Central America. In May 2021, Vice President Harris launched the Call to Action, encouraging the private sector to invest in the region. This public-private partnership has generated more than $4.2 billion in private sector commitments thus far, which is providing economic opportunity for people throughout the region. While in Guatemala, Special Advisor Zuluaga and PCA will meet with U.S. and Guatemalan private sector representatives and participate in the inauguration of Yazaki Automotive Harness Plant – a Call to Action partner – in San Marcos, Guatemala. They will then travel to San Pedro Sula, Honduras where they will meet with business and industrial leaders and the Chamber of Commerce of Cortes. Finally, they will arrive in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to meet with the U.S. Embassy, high-level Honduran government officials, the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise, and the Central American Bank of Economic Integration.
You can learn more about Vice President Harris’s Call to Action and the PCA at: https://www.centampartnership.org/.
The U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America is found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Root-Causes-Strategy.pdf.
You can learn more about Special Advisor Lindsey Zuluaga’s background and experience at https://hn.usembassy.gov/lindsey-zuluaga-asesora-especial-de-la-vicepresidenta-harris/