U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday, after mid-term elections within the nation eroded his energy base in Congress, and officers from each international locations will signal an accord to cooperate on efforts aimed toward decreasing migration from Central America.
Lopez Obrador’s leftist social gathering the Nationwide Regeneration Motion’s (MORENA) maintain on the decrease home of Congress weakened however the social gathering dominated state votes. read more
A Mexican authorities official stated the timing of Harris’s go to was not ultimate. Talking on situation of anonymity, the official stated the U.S. had pushed for the go to.
When requested if the election outcomes would change the US’ technique in Mexico, Ricardo Zuniga, the Biden administration’s particular envoy to the Northern Triangle international locations stated the connection would not rely on who’s in energy or home politics. “It actually would not affect our plans.”
Zuniga additionally stated Harris and Lopez Obrador will witness the signing of an memorandum of understanding between the 2 international locations that may entail cooperation between improvement businesses that work in Central America and look at how they plan to allocate help.
The accord is aimed toward boosting Harris’s efforts of decreasing the variety of migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle international locations – Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – to the US.
Harris’s chief spokeswoman and senior adviser Symone Sanders stated late on Monday the Vice President’s assembly with Lopez Obrador will comply with up on their digital assembly in Could, when the 2 sought to develop cooperation between the US and Mexico to handle the foundation causes of migration from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Sanders stated Harris on Tuesday will look to construct on matters mentioned in the course of the Could assembly similar to the 2 international locations collectively agreeing to safe their borders and bolster human rights protections and spurring financial improvement within the Northern Triangle international locations and in southern Mexico.
They may also talk about migration particularly to the U.S.-Mexico border by stepping up enforcement, Sanders stated.
The Biden administration has been overwhelmed by the variety of migrant youngsters and households arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border, principally from Central America and has regarded to Mexico for assist in slowing transit throughout its territory.
On Monday, Harris met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and stated the 2 leaders had “strong” talks on combating corruption to discourage migration from Central America. Harris additionally bluntly warned migrants to not come to the US. read more
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