President Joe Biden visited Mexico

President Joe Biden visited Mexico

Maria Whitley

President Biden met with the presidents of Mexico and Canada for the North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City. That issue included migration, the economy, trade and security. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador welcomed Biden to the National Palace in Mexico City. AMLO called on Biden to invest more in Latin America. During his meeting with the Mexican president, President Biden agreed to discuss ways to strengthen U.S. relations with Mexico.

The North American Leaders’ Summit comes days after Biden announced the United States will start to block migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba from applying for asylum if they’re apprehended crossing the U.S. Mexico border. The move is an expansion of the contested Trump-era Title 42 pandemic policy.

The summit also took place less than a week after Mexico carried out a major military operation to arrest Ovidio Guzmán, the son of the imprisoned Mexican drug lord El Chapo Joaquín Guzmán. The operation involved over 3,500 troops, led to the deaths of 29 people, including 10 Mexican soldiers and 19 suspected drug cartel members.

President Biden came from the border, El Paso, Texas, the first visit he has made as president to the border, and made his way to Mexico City.

Joe Biden said: “So we’re going to discuss how we can further deepen that relationship, not only in Mexico but the Western Hemisphere. This includes strengthening our supply chains to make the hemisphere even more competitive. And we’re also going to discuss our shared security, including our joint action to address the plague of fentanyl, which has Americans so far, and how we can tackle irregular migration, which I think we’re well on our way to doing. Above all, we both committed to pursuing a better future, one grounded on peace and prosperity for all of our people.”


President Joe Biden (Left) President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Right)