The city of San Francisco was the venue for the 2023 edition of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), which received 21 nations and, despite the priority of commercial agendas, featured strong participation in social and geopolitical debates. In this framework, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obradormet with his pair of USA, Joe Bidento discuss one of the problems of the region: the informal migration.
In October, the tension over border conflicts worsened after the announcement of the White House to build new walls in the state of Texas. “People don’t leave their towns just for fun., it is not about holding back with barriers, with walls; I think we are going to deal with this matter too,” he said about it. Lopez Obradorwho reiterated his proposal to intensify thes economic aid to Latin American countries where do they start from migrants.
However, and after having reached agreements of economic cooperation with Canadian President Justin Trudeau to encourage the permanence of migrants in their countries of origin, Lopez Obrador highlighted the meeting and pointed out that they will not be built new walls during the management of Joe Bidenwith whom he projects “managing migration at our shared border and mobilize a hemispheric response to this challenge.
At the meeting, the president of Mexico asked to “continue moving forward to resolve the migration phenomenon“, specifying that they amount to 40 million Mexicans residents in the USAso work must be done so that the “migration is optional and not forced”“He is the only president who has opened a legal avenue for migration,” he remarked. Lopez Obradorwhat Joe Biden He replied: “I couldn’t have a better partner and ally than you, Mr. President.”
Fentanyl, in the discussion between López Obrador and Biden
Other topics that were part of the agenda between Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Joe Biden was that of the expansion of fentanyl in USAa synthetic opioid which is used as analgesic and anesthetic in medicine, but it can also be consumed illicitly for its euphoric effects.
“We are very aware of the damage they cause to young people in the United States, it is an issue that has to do with humanism and an act of solidarity and we are committed to continuing to help prevent the entry of fentanyl and other chemicals“said the president of Mexico in his meeting with Biden.