Biden talks immigration and trade with Costa Rican President Chaves at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has hosted his Costa Rican counterpart, Rodrigo Chaves, at the White House. They discussed strengthening an agreement between the two countries on possible legal pathways for the increasing numbers of Central American migrants arriving to the U.S. southern border. Biden and Chaves also talked about strengthening U.S.-Costa Rica trade tries, creating new jobs, advancing democracy and promoting a more orderly immigration process. Chaves’ nation has emerged as an immigration hotspot, as migrants increasingly travel through the dangerous Darien Gap from Colombia into Central America and north into Costa Rica.