Mexico President Andres Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday accused the U.S. authorities of funding organizations which are hostile to his administration.
Speaking at a press convention Wednesday, López Obrador learn from a letter he despatched to President Biden the day prior.
“The U.S. authorities – particularly by way of the [United States Agency for International Development], has for a while been financing organizations overtly in opposition to the authorized and legit authorities I characterize,” López Obrador mentioned within the letter, calling such actions “interventionist.”
“I’m certain that you just have no idea about this difficulty and for that purpose, I respectfully request your appreciated intervention,” López Obrador’s mentioned.
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USAID’s objectives for Mexico deal with decreasing “impunity, crime and violence by constraining the operational area for organized crime in focused areas,” in line with its present improvement technique.
The Mexican president’s information briefing got here a day after he met with U.S. Homeland Security adviser Liz Sherwood-Randall, to debate coordination forward of the tip of U.S. asylum restrictions at their shared border.
López Obrador made the same criticism in a diplomatic notice two years in the past, simply earlier than a digital assembly with Vice President Kamala Harris. He despatched the same letter asking USAID to withdraw funding allotted to non-governmental organizations essential of the federal government.
The organizations that López Obrador has recognized as opposition embrace Mexicans in opposition to Corruption and Impunity (MCCI), in addition to the native department of Article 19, a global freedom of expression group, which has been essential of the variety of journalists killed in Mexico.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Article 19 and MCCI for remark.
In an announcement to Fox Digital, USAID issued the next assertion: “The United States and Mexico have a deep partnership, primarily based on a relationship as neighbors and friends, that advances our shared dedication to peace and prosperity for our area and peoples. USAID works carefully with authorities, civil society, and personal sector counterparts to attain our shared commitments. We are dedicated to working with a wide range of native companions, together with civil society, to drive inclusive, sustainable, locally-led improvement. USAID additionally companions with Mexico’s improvement company, AMEXCID, to deal with the basis causes of migration in northern Central America.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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