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AMLO goes to Washington to usher in new trade deal

The fact that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will make his first trip outside the country since taking office 18 months ago to meet with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, July 8, underscores the importance he gives to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which came into force on July 1.

Critics say AMLO unwise to meet Trump

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s announcement that he will make his first trip abroad in early July to Washington, to meet with his counterpart Donald Trump, has drawn a slew of criticism from commentators who believe he will be used as a prop to bolster the incumbent U.S. president’s reelection bid.

Covid-19 puts gush of migrants in deep freeze

Before the new coronavirus crisis erupted worldwide in early 2020, people in the flow of mass migration and asylum-seeking in the busy migration corridor through Central America and Mexico, most headed to look for work near the U.S.-Mexico border, were in precarious situations.