“But I don’t want to bring forward the eve, let’s see how the work meetings go,” said the president.
Just in May, US authorities arrested 239,416 migrants on the southern border with Mexico, a figure a record for that month in the last two decades.
In addition to the conversation to order the flow of people —a position shared by the governments of Biden and López Obrador—, the strategy against networks of human trafficking could form part of the bilateral dialogue, after After the tragedy of June 27, when the death by suffocation of 53 migrants who were traveling crowded in a trailer, near the Texan city of San Antonio, was reported.
Actions against inflation
Mexico and the US have registered inflationary rises in the main products, which has aroused concern in both nations.
In May, the US faced a rise of 8.6 % in the annualized Consumer Price Index . The greatest inflationary effects were seen in housing, gasoline and food.
On the other hand, the annualized headline inflation rate for Mexico was at 7.99% in June, the highest level in the last 21 years. The largest increase was reflected in the prices of fruits and vegetables.
In this context, López Obrador announced that the bilateral meeting will address measures to contain inflation in both nations.
“It’s a global issue and we can close ranks, work together to control inflation in the US and Mexico, also with bilateral measures,” he said.