The Government of Mexico invests 133 million dollars to ‘address the structural causes of migration in Central America, Cuba and Venezuela’

The Government of Mexico invests 133 million dollars to ‘address the structural causes of migration in Central America, Cuba and Venezuela’
The Government of Mexico invests 133 million dollars to ‘address the structural causes of migration in Central America, Cuba and Venezuela’

The Government of Mexico chaired by Andrés Manuel López Obrador has allocated 133 million dollars to “address the structural causes of migration in Central America, Cuba and Venezuela, reported the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alicia Bárcena, during the ministerial meeting of the signatory countries of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, held this week in Guatemala, the Mexican newspaper reported Reform.

“Mexico has invested 133 million dollars to address structural causes in Central American countries and also in countries of return such as Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador and we believe that addressing these causes is very important and, if all we do it, countries of origin and destination, I think we can move forward,” Bárcena said at the meeting, in which the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, participated.

The Mexican Foreign Minister specified thatYour country’s efforts are aimed at “addressing poverty, inequality, climate change and violence,” as well as working to “eliminate unilateral coercive measures that are affecting the livelihoods of our people at the expense, of course, of their development.”

According to Bárcena, the funds granted would be dedicated to that, under the justification that The national situations of each of them force Mexico “to be more supportive in our policies and in our development cooperation,” he said.

The official also specified that, as part of Mexico’s commitment to the Los Angeles Declaration, signed in 2022, The Aztec country committed to employ 20,000 migrants in three years, “and in less than two years we have employed more than 17,000 refugees, just from the local integration program that UNHCR implements in Mexico, together with the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid.” There are no official numbers that detail whether there are Cubans among the migrants to whom Bárcena refers.

As part of this economic support, justified as a measure to combat emigration, The Government of Mexico donated to the Cuban regimein December 2023, tractors, “inputs” for agriculture and a nurseryas part of the project called Sowing Life, one of López Obrador’s star initiatives.

In June 2023, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that this initiative began in Cuba “as part of the commitments of the Government of Mexico to promote development in Central America and the Caribbean“. In Cuba it would benefit 5,000 farmers, according to the entity.

In this context, the Mexican representative Saúl Mireles, president of the Rural Development Commission in the Congress of the State of Chihuahua, criticized that AMLO’s Government abandons agricultural development programs in its country, “while making donations of tractors and equipment for the development of the countryside in Cuba.”

The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, formally responsible for the donation, has already been part of López Obrador’s financing mechanisms for the Cuban regime, since in 2020 it was part of the hiring of the first of hundreds of doctors exported to that country. through Havana during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 
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