The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, will announce today in a meeting with the Caribbean leaders new private investment commitments to create economic opportunities in the north of Central America worth 1,900 million dollars (1,779.48 million euros).

According to a government official told the press, this proposal is part of Harris’s plan to tackle the economic and social causes of migration to the United States.

The new investments, which will be announced at the meeting – to be held within the framework of the Summit of the Americas – are part of the “Call to Action” plan and are added to the announcement that Harris already made in December 2021 of $1.2 billion in private sector commitments, involving PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP ), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) Nespresso and MasterCard (NYSE: MA ).

Another key item on Harris’ agenda today will be the announcement of new commitments from the US Government, private sector companies and organizations to support the economic empowerment of women in Latin America.

The Vice President and the Alliance for Central America will present “In Her Hands,” a private sector initiative to empower, train, and protect women in northern Central America and throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The IX Summit of the Americas began yesterday in Los Angeles amid controversy over the exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua by the United States, the host country.

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