Mexico and the United States to launch joint plan to contain migration to Central America


MEXICO CITY, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – Mexican and US international development agencies will work together on a project in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to alleviate the root causes of migration, Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Dubbed “Planting Opportunities”, the project will bring together the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to target the so-called North American Triangle countries. central.

Migration from the three countries has fueled record numbers of people apprehended at the US-Mexico border, and Mexico and the United States are committed to addressing the deeper issues behind higher levels of migration. students.

Mexico’s foreign ministry did not specify the amount of funds that will be allocated to the program in its statement.

The US-Mexico collaboration will begin in Honduras, with an effort to teach job skills to more than 500,000 at-risk youth, the ministry said.

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Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon Editing by Dave Graham

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