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Why Didn’t Mexico’s President Press Kamala About Dead Mexicans at Southern Border?

presidente México, El American

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A FEW WEEKS ago a truck with dozens of dead migrants was found in San Antonio, Texas. Twenty-seven of the migrants found were Mexicans. Now that the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is touring the United States, it would be quite logical for him to ask Vice President Kamala Harris about the chaos at the border and the dozens of Mexicans facing death when trying to reach the United States.

Among the comments that the press got to hear, there was nothing that questioned the border crisis, which seems to be getting worse and worse. It was quite the contrary. President AMLO was full of praise for the woman in charge of the border.

“I am so happy about this meeting today with Vice President Kamala Harris. She’s our friend but also a woman with principles, an intelligent woman, honest. She’s a partisan of equality. So I congratulate the U.S., the American people,” AMLO said, illustrating a level of happiness that is foreign to people who are still searching for answers for the death of their compatriots.

Obviously, it is always important to maintain cordiality in bilateral relations, but the Mexican president, instead of praising Kamala, should be asking about the reasons that caused the tragedy, the responsibilities of the government and the actions taken to stop the humanitarian crisis that millions of Hispanics live in the southern border. These actions, two years after President Biden took office, have not yet arrived.

Those millions of Mexicans who are outraged by AMLO’s disproportionate praise for the border manager where dozens of compatriots have just died are certainly right.

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