Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:03pm
Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:35pm
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Marcelo Ebrard is Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs and former mayor of Mexico City.

MEXICO CITY — The new Mexican government launched a $30 billion investment plan to help Central America. Mexico is actively pursuing the United States’ participation in the initiative to slow migration.

The Central American Full Development Plan launched by the Mexican government would benefit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the next five years.

Details are still pending, but the plan’s goal is to decrease migration through Mexico and toward the U.S.

Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs, stated that Mexico will change its migration policies and become an example.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he spoke by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss the program.

Mexico says there have been no talks about the border wall, but Trump insists on Twitter that Mexico is paying for it.

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