AMLO: With the Integration of Countries, Lies a Solution to the Migration Issue

January 5, 2024

Andres Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico Foto: PL

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized U.S. legislators for refusing to approve resources for the development of Latin America and, instead, focusing on a communication campaign to blame the Mexican administration for not stopping the migratory flow to the north.

From the National Palace, the President reiterated, that people have reasons to emigrate from their communities, towns and countries, essentially due to economic difficulties.

In his speech, he called for the suspension of the economic and commercial blockade of Cuba and the beginning of a bilateral dialogue, the removal of Cuba from the list of terrorist countries, the abandonment of fears against the Revolution and the admission that there is no danger from Cuba  for the United States or any other country.

He also demanded compliance with the measure to dedicate a budget of 20 billion dollars for Latin American and Caribbean countries, and that the U.S. Congress present a development plan for the region, among other topics.

His speech was marked by a call for continental integration.

In order to solve the migration issue, he suggested reaching an agreement among all the countries to be able to apply support programs in which they can work together, and “we are doing it”.

He also spoke for the removal of the sanctions against Venezuela, bringing up the recent issue of the 32 undocumented migrants kidnapped trying to cross the border. In this regard, he pointed out that the U.S. congressmen have to “see a human policy with a social dimension and it is time to abandon that 200 year old hegemonic policy of blockades and impositions. That is from the Middle Ages and has nothing to do with today’s world, nor does the irrationality of wars”.

Source: Granma, translation Resumen Latinoamericano – English