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Harris’s Honduras Trip Returns Focus to Migration Struggles

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Xiomara Castro speaks during an election night rally in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in November 2021.
Xiomara Castro speaks during an election night rally in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in November 2021.Photographer: Tomas Ayuso/Bloomberg
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Vice President Kamala Harris has sought to address endemic violence and corruption fueling migration from Central America by bolstering government reforms in the region and combating poverty with private investment.

But Harris’s trip Thursday to the inauguration of Honduran President Xiomara Castro, amid political turmoil in the country, risks underscoring the difficulty in delivering change to a region beset by corruption and chaos.