WATCH: Ayman Mohyeldin Reports From Guatemala On Root Causes Fueling Migration | Stephanie Ruhle

WATCH: Ayman Mohyeldin Reports From Guatemala On Root Causes Fueling Migration | Stephanie Ruhle 1


As President Biden continues to grapple with growing numbers of migrants crossing the southern border, NBC Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin is on the ground in Guatemala covering the economic, social, and environmental conditions fueling the surge. Plus, he sits down with Guatemala's president for a wide-ranging interview. Aired on 04/13/2021.
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WATCH: Ayman Mohyeldin Reports From Guatemala On Root Causes Fueling Migration | Stephanie Ruhle

41 Comments on "WATCH: Ayman Mohyeldin Reports From Guatemala On Root Causes Fueling Migration | Stephanie Ruhle"

  1. Make Racists Afraid Again | April 13, 2021 at 12:50 PM | Reply

    Imagine, examining the cause.

    • Daves Ontherocks | April 13, 2021 at 1:24 PM | Reply

      Every unattended child who comes over our border, should be adopted out. We will take them and give them a home and integrate america

    • The cause is irrelevant (and if you watch three full interview you’ll see the President says he believes the New Biden administration is partly to blame) , the fact is that America must do these things lawfully.

  2. I am so grateful that someone is finally focusing on the problems at their sources, and not the results of the problems.

    Perhaps instead of sending money, there could be direct investment in the form of US companies building factories, or US companies purchasing Guatemalan assets, and retaining management responsibilities?

    I like the idea below, referring to incorporating Guatemala as a US state, or territory…

  3. Oh wow! I miss this type of journalism! Real journalism… would Fox News reporters ever go to Central America ? Given the fact they are so obsessed with immigration

    • Kevin Offutt | April 13, 2021 at 4:25 PM | Reply

      @Miguel Brun when was this? Really asking, not being a smartass.

    • Early this year can be found with a simple search and President Nayib response will make you think and his solution does not end with America giving them money

    • @Daves Ontherocks liesuit lawsuit.. love it 👍😁

    • @Miguel Brun I watched and listened to that interview. Tucker actually got real, honest answers – but he continues to demonize immigrants who are ESCAPING economic hardships, physical danger, lack of security, and running toward HELP. That is exactly what Mr. Bukele talked about. It’s HOW Tucker continues to attack and disparage immigrants (even while acknowledging these problems) that makes so many of us find him revolting. Tucker also offers NOTHING in the way of reasonable, humanitarian suggestions and options. Has he reached out to the present administration to get information on how the U.S. and El Salvador (or any other nation) are working together (or not?) to eliminate the conditions that cause immigrants to flee their homes? Tucker does not offer solutions, he doesn’t even seek out solutions, he only offers anger and hatred and resentment (and sometimes lies). Tucker is a divider and an obstructionist.

    • @Kevin Offutt Last month, in March. It’s not a terrible interview. Tucker came very, very close to actually having a reasonable conversation with Mr. Bukele (president of El Salvador). However, even after having a very good chat with Mr. Bukele, Tucker continues to demonize immigrants. Tucker was not seeking solutions, nor was he honestly trying to understand the issue – he ultimately ignored and twisted everything Mr. Bukele was discussing.

  4. The USA just has to look back since the McCarty era followed by pushing neoliberalism and the privatisation of all public services and assets, free-market ideology gone haywire followed by unbridled corruption

  5. Fernando Nunes | April 13, 2021 at 1:13 PM | Reply

    Loans and investment with oversight, create a multinational team to implement the investment and the creation of infrastructure. It’s done when countries have wars, it was done in Germany and Japan! Where there’s a will there’s a way!

    • @Fernando Nunes Sorry, but you are way off base on that view and reasoning. Germany and Japan both have long histories of sophisticated cultures and societies over many centuries. Lots of professionals including engineers, writers, intellectuals, doctors, etc. Well developed and organized societies that involved large segments of the populations. Yes Germany and Japan were almost totally destroyed in WW2, only 75 years ago. But due to the nature of their people, their culture, their belief systems, their concepts of society, etc they have both rebuilt and hugely prospered over the last 75 years. They have competed very effectively and built modern competitive societies. How many dictatorships and military coups have either of them suffered since WW2 … answer .. none.

      On the other hand when you look at Central and South America you see completely different results. It has nothing to do with competition with the rest of the world. How many military coups, dictatorships, and governmental overthrows have there been there? Answer …. too many to count. Furthermore, look at the cultural and societal differences … which are much more likely to be the root causes of the economic differences between Germany/Japan vs. Central and South America. If you look at Germany, Holland, Switzerland, etc in Europe, why is it that they have performed so much better than say Spain and Portugal? Arguably the answer is primarily cultural orientation and belief systems.

      Fear of competition has nothing to do with real world performance and actual results. Why have Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and even Lithuania, Latvia (coming out of Soviet dictatorship) all been able to become very competitive countries rapidly moving forward economically? Even Vietnam is now recovering economically from 40 years of civil war and massive destruction in the country.

      Arguably the single most important factor in the relative under performance of Central and South America and likely most of the middle east as well and probably Africa is the age old fight for wealth, power, and control by “the elites” of those countries over the masses of the population.

    • Fernando Nunes | April 13, 2021 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Corey Ham So sophisticated that it had to be eradicated…

    • Fernando Nunes | April 13, 2021 at 5:36 PM | Reply

      @Corey Ham you consider yourself more intelligent then others like the Nazis did, human can learn if they’re given the chance. You are just one more white supremacist disguised as an intellectual. But sorry, in my opinion you are just stupid and maybe educated and with some knowledge but the wrong type of knowledge if you ask me… It was somewhat different to talk to you but not very constructive… Good luck with your supremacy… And try oh day visit the monuments and the architectural infrastructure from central America and see for yourself that they are not stupid. In fact you are.

    • @Fernando Nunes Nazi Germany was one of those aberrations of history that crop up throughout history when lunatics and madmen manage to gain dominance in a society for a short period of time. Has happened numerous times throughout history. It certainly has happened on lessor scales in Central and South America many many times over just the last 100 years. The point is what does that have to do with the current situations in Central and South America? What solutions do you have for their people? Apparently none.

    • Fernando Nunes | April 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Reply

      @Corey Ham Start with stopping exploiting their land. Most of the fertile farm land is exploited by multinational corporations that wish to maintain the status quo and use their land to feed America and McDonald’s is one big example Coca-Cola is another. Plus the American gun manufacturers just want to keep the gangs buying weapons. And don’t forget the fact that America stole their land and never paid for it. Like California New Mexico Texas and so on… But it’s them that you say are invading ” your” country…

  6. That felt like a chilling forecast of what the GOP will turn the USA into, in the not to distant future..
    iGuess by default that would also eliminate the desire to immigrate to America…

  7. People in Guatemala need to fight for change in their country. Organize and fight for change. It won’t be easy.

  8. Dennis Vidot | April 13, 2021 at 1:58 PM | Reply

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  9. clean blacc sneakas | April 13, 2021 at 2:07 PM | Reply

    This is tragic. 🙏😢

  10. Earnest T bass | April 13, 2021 at 2:59 PM | Reply

    Guatemala is a poor country where the political elites own everything. There’s a lot of wealth that stays at the top. No wander they want to come here. Problem is, we have almost the same problem here. If the politicians have their way, we’ll be in the same boat.

  11. robert perez | April 13, 2021 at 3:24 PM | Reply

    The Guatemalan president is asking for his share of the moolah , !!!

  12. We need to hear more about this as it explains so much..

  13. Problems happen when the rich make laws that reduce their contributions!! It’s simply not sustainable!! Keeping people poor is social suicide in the long term!!

  14. The US has the resources to make sure money goes where it’s supposed to.

  15. So we pay them , what a bunch of bull.
    If we pay them we should just purchase them take the country stop the corrupt.

  16. As someone with a Honduran spouse who immigrated to the US, I’m glad to see this discussion. Would like to see a lot more. THIS is where the immigration ‘problem’ is humanely and effectively solved.
    Also worth mentioning: Most of organized crime in Central America is sustained by revenues from servicing the market for illegal drugs here in the US. Legalization of drugs here would make that money go away and thereby help Central Americans as well as ourselves.

    • Harry Johnstone | April 13, 2021 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      (indirectly) climate refugees are a big part of it too. No coincidence Guat, El Sal, and Honduras is where many
      come from

    • @Harry Johnstone
      The hurricanes down there destroyed much of the little they had if not all for many of them. Reports on the ground show this and the proportion of the migrants heading north prove it.

  17. Cheryl Parks | April 13, 2021 at 5:44 PM | Reply

    We have the exact same problems😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😳

  18. Lilia Brunswick | April 13, 2021 at 5:49 PM | Reply

    I am happy to see someone addressing the problem. Go to the sauce and instruct them to take care of their own. Send them back used the c5 cargo ship.

  19. ❗ DRUGS, USA demands it…
    supply and demand….

  20. said hossain | April 13, 2021 at 8:48 PM | Reply

    Thats why you need good continuous political relations.

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