Saturday, February 24, 2024

AMLO urged Biden to lift sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela

The president of Mexico insisted to his counterpart in the US to eliminate the sanctions and embargoes that are suffocating the economies of Cuba and Venezuela, especially to reduce migratory flows.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, asked his American counterpart, Joe Biden, on Saturday to eliminate all coercive measures weighing on Venezuela and Cuba in a telephone conversation held between of the two leaders to address the migration challenges experienced by the two countries.

“We need to negotiate with our neighbors (…) so that we can use the programs and work together. We have already done this. Then comes the prevention, such as making sure that they are more in the southeast (of Mexico), that they do not have to cross the country in the north because of the dangers, not only because of crime and kidnapping, but also traffic accidents ,” AMLO said.


According to López Obrador, to reduce the migratory flows on the border of Mexico-US It will help to cancel the anti-Venezuelan sanctions and remove the blockade of Cuba, discard the historical differences and allow the development of both Latin American countries.

Likewise, he urged Washington to provide 20 billion dollars for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and the approval of a plan of cooperation in development and welfare, which must be approved by the Congress of North America.

Cuba and Venezuela in number

At the end of 2023, the Foreign Minister of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, criticized that the accumulated damages due to the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against the country for 60 years amounted to more than 159,084 million dollars .

On Tuesday, the United States announced that it would reactivate sanctions on Venezuela’s oil and gas sector, for its part, the Bolivarian country’s vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, warned that they would cancel repatriation flights. of Venezuelan migrants on February 13. and will review “any existing cooperation mechanisms” with the US.

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