MEXICO CITY, Oct 9 (Reuters) – US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar on Saturday described migration from Haiti as a major problem for both countries, and said the solution must be led by officials in both countries.
A recent surge in the number of migrants from the poor Caribbean country arriving at the US-Mexico border has put President Joe Biden’s government in jeopardy and underscores Washington’s dependence on its southern neighbor to help stem that flow. .
“This is a very important issue for both countries, it is an important issue for the Western Hemisphere,” the diplomat told a news conference.
His remarks come a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Mexico City following a period of tense cooperation with Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador.
Guatemala police reported late Friday that 126 migrants, most of whom were Haitians, were left inside a trailer on a highway in Escuintla Department.
(Reporting by Diana Beth Solomon; Writing by Noé Torres)
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