Joe Biden arrives in Mexico for the summit with López Obrador and Trudeau

Joe Biden arrives in Mexico for the summit with López Obrador and Trudeau

Joe Biden arrived in Mexico this Sunday to participate in the North American Leaders Summit with his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, arrived in Mexico this Sunday to participate in the North American Leaders Summit with his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, with whom he will discuss immigration, economic and of drug trafficking.
Air Force One landed at around 7:30 p.m. local time at the new Felipe Ángeles International Airport, on the outskirts of Mexico City, where López Obrador was waiting for him.
Biden and the Mexican president shook hands at the foot of the track, talked for a few minutes and later boarded together “La Bestia”, the armored vehicle that transports the US president, to go to the hotel where the president will stay, in the wealthy neighborhood from Polanco in the Mexican capital.
It is the first time that Biden has traveled to Latin America since he came to the White House. The last US president to visit Mexico was Barack Obama (2009-2017) in 2014.
The summit will take place a few days after Biden presented a new immigration plan that plans to return thousands of people who cross the border irregularly to Mexico, and the Mexican authorities captured the drug trafficker Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquín “el Chapo”. ” Guzmán, wanted by the United States.
On Monday, Biden and López Obrador will hold a bilateral meeting in which they will discuss irregular immigration, fentanyl trafficking and supply chains, and in the evening they will have dinner with Trudeau, the White House reported.
The North American Leaders Summit, known as the “Three Amigos”, will be held on Tuesday with the participation of the three leaders, who will discuss issues related to security, the economy and international affairs.
The last time Biden, López Obrador and Trudeau met was in 2021 at the White House. Under the presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021) no summit of the Three Amigos was held.
The new immigration plan presented by Biden on Thursday and applauded by the Mexican government contemplates delivering 30,000 humanitarian permits per month for Venezuelan, Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian migrants who have a sponsor who pays for their stay in the United States.
In contrast, those who cross the border without permission will be immediately returned to Mexico and banned from entering the country for five years.
At the same time, the Mexican government recaptured Ovidio Guzmán on Thursday, whom the United States seeks to extradite for his responsibility in drug trafficking, especially fentanyl, the substance that causes a large part of overdose deaths in the United States.
Biden arrived in Mexico after making a stop in El Paso, Texas, on his first visit as president to the border with Mexico, a region he has been avoiding for two years in the face of criticism from the Republican opposition.

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