January 7, 2020 – Reuters
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sought to enlist U.S. support for his vision of stemming migration by creating more jobs and opportunities in Central America in the face of skepticism from his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump.
In a speech to diplomats in Mexico City, Ebrard said when Lopez Obrador first put forward the idea in 2018, it looked “almost impossible” given Trump’s tough stance on migrants. “Today the positions are getting closer regarding this development initiative,” Ebrard said.
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Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Steve Orlofsky