translated from Spanish: AMLO rejects confrontation and «dominance of the strongest»

Los Cabos.-The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, rejected this comes the «dominance of the strongest» as a way to solve issues such as migration when meeting with mayors of North American cities in Los Cabos, in the Mexican state of Baja Californ South. » We know that it is not an option to confront us, to bet on the dominance of the strongest, to bet on war, that way not as convenient, «Lopez Obrador said to the mayors of cities of Canada, the United States and Mexico.

The Mexican president said that «isolation, living behind walls, not having communication, relationship, with others» has not been positive, because what works best, he argued, is communication and harmony. In his speech, López Obrador did not refer to the tariffs that U.S. President Donald Trump has said will apply to Mexican products as of June 10 and that this same Friday has already said that they are suspended indefinitely. The Mexican President informed the mayors that this Saturday has summoned all Mexicans, business and political organizations, to an act for the Dignity of Mexico in Tijuana, border with United United, to «set a stance that responds to the attempt to Impose tariffs. » He insisted that since the Government of Mexico «We do not want the confrontation with the U.S. government, we do not want to stop being friends of President Trump and, above all, we want to remain friends with the American people,» he said. The Mexican president said that the meeting of Mayors of North America reaffirms the importance of integration in this region of the continent and the purpose of thinking about achieving an inclusive regional development. He said that insofar as he turns to see the peoples of the South and acts in a solidarity manner «in this measure we will also have in the North a better coexistence.» He reiterated that «the current problem, recent, the debate these days», as he referred to migration has to do with the lack of opportunities in the south of the continent and therefore the most effective and humane way to confront it is to create conditions for work and welfare and n the countries of Centroamérica.La people decide to emigrate, to leave their villages risking everything to look for something that mitigate their hunger and their poverty. «No one leaves his village, leaves his family for pleasure, does it out of necessity,» he said. The mayors ‘ meeting concluded with the signing of the so-called first Manifesto of joint collaboration of Mayors of North America to promote the sustainable development of their cities and to encourage the consolidation of a competitive North American region and Economically integrated. Before López Obrador, the document was signed, the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum; The mayor of Columbia (South Carolina, USA), Stephen Benjamin; The Mayor of Los Angeles (California, USA), Erick Garcetti, and the mayor of Leamington (Ontario, Canada), Hilda McDonald. In the meeting of the Mayors participated as guest Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, one of the richest men in the world, who He stressed that the societies of the three countries in the region demand unity. » We are three complementary countries, interdependent, with more than 500 million inhabitants with the largest gross domestic product in the world, but also with the highest consumption, ie the largest market in the world, «said the Mexican billionaire. The imposition of these tariffs had been taken by analysts as a threat of economic deterioration in Mexico, which sends 80% of its exports to the United States and represents 30% of Mexico’s GDP.

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