Blinken tours Central America to discuss migration crisis

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    Migration is at the top of the agenda as the US secretary of state makes his first official visit to Central America.

    Antony Blinken is in Costa Rica, as part of President Joe Biden’s goal to tackle the root cause of migration and to back an effort to stop refugees and migrants from arriving at the United States southern border.

    He is expected to talk about corruption and ways to improve the economies of Central American nations.

    Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from San Jose, Costa Rica.

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