Mexico’s president says the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti and Honduras will attend a summit on migration that Mexico will host Sunday
ByThe Related Press
October 18, 2023, 12:27 PM
The 4 international locations are among the many greatest sources of migrants presently exhibiting up on the U.S. border.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned that President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Cuba and Prime Minister Ariel Henry of Haiti will attend the assembly within the southern metropolis of Palenque, together with Honduran President Xiomara Castro.
López Obrador mentioned the leaders of Ecuador and Guatemala additionally will attend, and that different international locations are anticipated to ship officers to the assembly.
López Obrador mentioned the assembly will tackle migration and the basis causes that lead folks to go away their residence international locations.
López Obrador lately acknowledged that migration has spiked and that as many as 10,000 migrants are crossing Mexico day by day to succeed in the U.S. border.
Many are coming via the jungle-clad Darien Hole. Panama estimates that 420,700 migrants have crossed the Hole from Colombia to Panama thus far this 12 months, making it possible the full-year quantity will prime a half million.