Kamala Harris asks the president of Mexico not to interfere with the work of NGOs

During her tour of Central America, the vice president spoke with Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Giammattei how to continue with the problem of migration to the United States.

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11, 2021

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

The Vice President of the United States (EU), Kamala Harris , toured Mexico and Guatemala to speak with the presidents of both nations. He expressed his concern about the corruption and impunity that occurs in the two countries.

The main reason for the visit was “to attack the migration problem from the root.” In his speech to the Guatemalan migrants, he told them that what the US government wanted was for Guatemalans to “find hope in their own home.” He warned them that his country was going to reinforce security at its border, repeating twice a resounding, “Don’t come.”

In an interview with EFE at the end of his tour, he reported that he asked the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), and the Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giammattei, to allow the NGOs to do their work without any interruption from the government. He wanted to emphasize this because he is deeply concerned that there is no independence in the judicial system, in the press, in non-profit organizations and in NGOs.

The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard , announced that the meeting between Harris and AMLO “was a very successful meeting,” according to a tweet. He says that they discussed the economy and cooperation for security. They also spoke about the reactivation of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC) and signed an agreement of understanding of international cooperation. On the morning of June 9, Ebrard explained that this agreement will work to allow a dialogue on the best ways to deal with the immigration problem.

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