the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He assured this Friday that the United States must be “co-responsible” in the search for a joint solution to the problem of irregular migration from Central America and that is based on poverty.
“Wherever you want to see it, the United States, the protagonist of the migratory phenomenon, must, consequently, be co-responsible for giving it a solution, modifying its policy migratory”, declared the Mexican president at the end of a meeting with his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele.
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Washington must also help “combat the conditions that force millions to abandon their places of residence”stressed Lopez Obrador.
“We postulate that every person has the right to remain in the country in which they were born, that no one should be forced to emigrate due to hunger or violence; that no one is shot to death when crossing the border”he exclaimed.
The solution to the problem of migration must be part of a “joint effort” in which, in addition to the United States, should be involved Mexico and the three Central American countries with the largest migration which are Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, considered AMLO.
Current challenges, according to Lopez Obradorhave to do with the fight against poverty, inequality, unemployment and marginalization, among “other misfortunes”.
on the border of Mexico with the United States, thousands of migrants undocumented Central Americans, Cubans and Haitians who go to North America in search of work, overwhelmed by the violence and poverty that afflict their countries. Many die on the way.
After his visit to San Salvador, AMLO arrived in Tegucigalpa on Friday afternoon to continue addressing the migration issue with the governor of Honduras, Xiomara Castro.
For his part, the president Bukele expressed support for the Mexican proposal for a joint plan.
“We support the proposal of Mexico to the United States to make a joint plan where we all contribute according to our economies (…) to be able to solve a problem that in the end belongs to everyone and concerns us all”Bukele emphasized.
The Salvadoran ruler considered it necessary that “successful experiencess” that are promoted to deter the migration be expanded and cover the area where there are more migration towards the United States.
Coming from Guatemala and within the framework of a tour of Central America and the Caribbean, Lopez Obrador He arrived around noon at the Óscar Arnulfo Romero airport, near San Salvador, on a visit of a few hours.
Bukele Y Lopez Obrador they met for the first time in June 2019 in the city of Tapachula, state of Chiapas, Mexico.
In that opportunity, Lopez Obrador announced financing from Mexico of your program “Sowing Life” in El Salvador, in order to help reduce the migration irregular, mainly among young people.
With an investment of 31 million dollars, the agroforestry program was launched in July 2019 with the goal of creating some 20,000 jobs. AMLO offered this Friday an extension of his program in El Salvador.
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On Thursday, from Guatemala, Lopez Obrador He called for swift financial support from Washington for programs that attack poverty and violence, which lead thousands of Central Americans to irregularly migrate to the United States in search of work.
“It seems inexplicable to me that the approval of the 4,000 million dollars that they offered to invest in the generation of well-being in the Central American countries has been so delayed on Capitol Hill,” he said.
Lopez Obrador He began a four-day tour on Thursday in which he will also visit Honduras, Belize and Cuba.
The Mexican Foreign Ministry ratified the president’s visit to Havana on Sunday, where this Friday an explosion, allegedly caused by a gas leak, destroyed a hotel under repair and caused at least 18 deaths.
On Wednesday, AMLO announced that his country will reinforce the border with Guatemala in the face of a possible massive arrival of migrants trying to cross into the United States.
This could occur after the announced elimination of a US measure (Title 42), scheduled for May 23, that allowed the expulsion of migrants to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.
In 2021, Mexican authorities found more than 300,000 migrants irregular; while, in the last three weeks, the United States detained some 7,800 undocumented immigrants daily in the border area, almost five times the average of 2014-2019.