Biden-Central America: Only a Social Gathering

The US Vice President promised to listen to the problems of Central America, but nothing more

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Inaugurating a new era in US relations with the region, Vice President Joseph Biden showed the willingness of the new US administration to listen to Central American governments, but he made it clear that the priority is to restore the economy of the country to the north, insisting that this is the best way to help the economy of these countries.

In, an article Mario Bermúdez Vives stated that "US vice president Joe Biden is showing the wish of the Barack Obama administration to give a new face to the image of the US to perfection. Frank, ready to listen, sympathetic, but with a closed wallet, the politician announced a new political era in relations with Central America."

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