Mexico’s president says US can’t management its border — RT World Information

The Latin American chief pointed to lawlessness on the US border after dozens of migrants had been discovered useless in Texas

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mentioned the US authorities is struggling to handle its southern border, blaming a “lack of management” after greater than 50 immigrants died whereas being smuggled into the nation, the deadliest human trafficking case in trendy US historical past.

Talking throughout a Tuesday press briefing – someday after dozens of migrants had been discovered useless inside a tractor-trailer close to San Antonio, Texas – Obrador mentioned the deaths had been a “great tragedy,” including that such incidents happen resulting from poverty and desperation, in addition to the chaotic surroundings alongside the border.

“It occurs as a result of there’s trafficking of individuals and a scarcity of management, on this case on the Mexican-US border, but additionally within the US inside,” the president mentioned. 

US legislation enforcement officers informed CBS the incident “seems to be the deadliest human smuggling case in trendy US historical past,” after native authorities in Texas raised the demise toll to 51 on Tuesday afternoon. It’s unclear how lengthy the group remained within the trailer, however police mentioned there have been no indicators of water or a working air conditioner within the car regardless of scorching summer time temperatures.

Although all of the victims have but to be recognized, 39 males and 12 ladies had been among the many deceased, together with migrants from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. One other 12 adults and 4 youngsters had been taken to hospitals for remedy, all struggling heat-related illnesses.

Three suspects have been detained in connection to the deaths, believed to have taken half within the smuggling operation which introduced the victims into america, in response to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson.

Obrador went on to say that he would meet with US President Joe Biden on July 12 to debate the border concern, arguing that the tragedy in Texas is “bitter proof” that options are wanted.

“We should proceed to insist on supporting folks in order that they don’t have to depart their villages to go search for life on the opposite aspect of the border,” he mentioned.

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