Mexico is experiencing a new migratory wave in recent weeks, as shown by the suspension of freight trains due to the presence of thousands of migrants in cars and on the roads, demonstrations at the borders, camps on the Rio Grande on the border with the United States. United States, and clashes with Mexican and American authorities
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reported this Monday, October 2, the arrival of up to 16,000 migrants daily on the country’s northern and southern borders in the latest migratory wave.
«In recent times, up to 4,000 migrants have crossed the borders of Colombia and Panama through the Darién, which is a very dangerous area, to the south of Mexico. Already on the Chiapas border the number increased to 6,000 per day, and last week at the northern border it reached 10,000 migrants per day,” he explained.
His statements come amid the “unprecedented increase in migrants in Central America and Mexico,” as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned last week.
López Obrador gave these figures when commenting on the accident that left 10 migrants dead and 15 injured, mostly from Cuba, in a traffic accident in the Mexican municipality of Pijijiapan, 150 kilometers from the border city of Tapachula, in the south. state of Chiapas.
López Obrador recognized that migrants “pass through Mexico with many risks, violations of their human rights, gangs that kidnap migrants, murders and misfortunes due to transportation accidents because they hire trucks in poor condition, trailers.”
Mexico is experiencing a new migratory wave in recent weeks, as shown by the suspension of freight trains due to the presence of thousands of migrants in cars and on the roads, demonstrations at the borders, camps on the Rio Grande on the border with the United States. United States, and clashes with Mexican and American authorities.
In this context, the president raised his demand so that “together with the Government of the United States, a plan for development and cooperation can be carried out for the benefit of the people of Central America, the Caribbean, and other countries in Latin America”.
«Deep down it is the need to go out and look for a life, find work, well-being and these causes must be addressed. “It’s not just retention measures or coercive measures that occur to some presidents of the United States, building walls,” he said.
The president recalled that this week a US delegation made up of the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, arrives in the Mexican capital; that of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, and the attorney general, Merrick Garland.
In addition, he reiterated that he will meet with foreign ministers from countries that expel migrants to bring a proposal to the president of the United States, Joe Biden, in a possible meeting in Washington.
“We are going to have a meeting with United States officials and also with foreign ministers from neighboring countries to discuss the immigration issue these days to address the causes, which is what we have always been expressing and, furthermore, doing, because we help,” he concluded. .
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With information from EFE
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