Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2023. 7:43 am CST.
By Horace Palacio: Based on information from Riviera Maya News, the Government of Mexico has pledged $150 million to nations in Central America and the Caribbean. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the funds are earmarked to address the root causes of migration in the region.
During his Friday press conference, President López Obrador highlighted the success of the “Sowing Life” and “Youth Building the Future” initiatives in countries such as El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Cuba. These programs promote local employment opportunities, aiming to reduce the impetus for migration.
“When we engage with communities in Central America or elsewhere, there are many testimonials illustrating how our support, particularly through the Sowing Life and Youth Building the Future programs, encourages residents, especially the youth, to stay in their native countries,” said López Obrador.
While emphasizing the significance of these efforts, the President urged greater investment in such programs. He particularly called on the United States to bolster its support for these initiatives, emphasizing the transformative potential of strategic financial commitment.
“It’s essential to invest more than a mere $50 million. We should invest in whatever is necessary. If we could allocate even half of what is sent in weapons to Ukraine, it would significantly aid a cooperative development program for Latin America and the Caribbean,” he stated.
As the international community grapples with the multifaceted challenges of migration, Mexico’s commitment underscores the importance of addressing the underlying causes that propel people to leave their homelands.
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