Blinken urges Central America to help on migrants, flags democracy concerns

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SAN JOSE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Central America’s governments to do more to contain illegal immigration and expressed concerns about the health of democracy and human rights in the region during a visit on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado, Blinken said the United States wanted to hear from its partners in the region about their shared commitment to tackling the challenge posed by migration. U.S. President Joe Biden has been under pressure to reduce a sharp increase in undocumented immigration at the U.S.-M…

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