Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023. 12:46 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Today, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for a meeting of foreign ministers from 10 countries around Latin America to discuss migration, Reuters reported.
Data shows a surge in migrants traversing dangerous routes including the Darien Gap with hopes of reaching the United States.
In Mexico and the United States, facilities and resources are overwhelmed.
“It’s not an issue that concerns only Mexico, it’s a structural issue and it we need to face it this way,” Lopez Obrador said.
“We need to make a joint plan,” he added.
The Mexican President also said the focus should be on combating the root causes that force people – many from Venezuela, Cuba, and countries in Central America – to leave their homes.
In recent weeks, large numbers of migrants have been crossing from Mexico into the U.S.
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