GUATEMALA CITY, May 7, 2022 (AFP) — Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel López Obrador, announced this Friday that the United States must “co-responsible” in seeking a joint solution to the problem of irregular migration from the central United States. America, which is based on poverty.
“The United States, the hero of the migrant phenomenon, must, consequently, be co-responsible for providing a solution, changing its migrant policy”, declared the Mexican president at the end of a meeting with his ally of El Salvador, Nayab . Bukele.
López Obrador insisted that Washington “must help combat the conditions that force millions of people to leave their places of residence”. Solving the migration problem should be part of a “joint effort” that should involve Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in addition to the United States, Mexico and the three Central American countries with the largest migration, he said. López Obrador.
The current challenges, according to the Mexican president, relate to the fight against poverty, inequality, unemployment and marginalization, among “other misfortunes”.
After visiting San Salvador, López Obrador arrived in Tegucigalpa this afternoon to discuss the issue of migration with Honduran President Xiomara Castro.
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The President of El Salvador, in turn, expressed his support for the Mexican proposal for a joint plan. “We support the proposal of the United States to create a joint plan in which we all contribute according to our economies to solve a problem that, in the end, belongs to all”, he stressed. Insisted.
The ruler of Salvador considered it necessary to expand the “successful experience” promoted to discourage migration and cover the area where there is more migration to the United States.
Arriving from Guatemala and as part of a tour of Central America and the Caribbean, López Obrador arrived at the airport in San Salvador around noon for a few hours’ journey.