Mexico and El Salvador looking for a Comprehensive Development Plan

By Yaneth Estrada

Following the migratory crisis due to lack of opportunities and high rates of violence, Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard submitted to the United Nations (HIM), Integral Development Plan for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

The Plan was prepared by ECLAC, pending the establishment of a coordinating figure in charge of the UN. While the first stage officially begin today with the meeting of the presidents of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and in El Salvador, n watch, in Tapachula, Chiapas, to present the "Sowing Life" program.

Ebrard said that for implementation, Integral Development Plan requires the support of international partners, after his visit to Washington. "For now, Germany and Spain have responded with a financial commitment, and Chile confirmed that it will participate, also it invited to Japan and Canada, the countries of the Pacific Alliance and the G20 ", He said.

Agreement with US.

This is the second immigration measure announced by Mexico, after threats from the US President, Donald Trump de subir un 5% tariffs as punishment for helping Central American migrants.

In this sense, the head of Mexican diplomacy revealed that since last week the border was reinforced with Guatemala 6.000 agents of the newly created National Guard, thus nullifying clause “safe third country” the Mexican government had signed.

Mexico faces an unprecedented phenomenon of migration, according to official data, between January and March over 300.000 people have crossed the country irregularly bound for the United States. It is the quarter with the highest number of migrants in recent years. As well, civil organizations and authorities, the stand as a historical figure, as the annual average of persons in transit usually it is between 150.000 Y 400.000.