US-Mexico tensions rise ahead of Kamala Harris visit

05/25/2021

Source: El País

Tensions between Washington and Mexico have taken a turn for the worse, just in time for the planned visit by US Vice-President Kamala Harris from June 7. In recent weeks Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has stepped up references to American interventionism, and demanded that Joe Biden’s administration revoke funding for two civil society organizations he dislikes. “They are taking too long,” the Mexican leader said of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent international cooperation body linked to the US State Department, urging it to cut all funding for Article 19, a global free speech nonprofit, and for an anti-corruption group called Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad (MCCI).

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