On July 1, 2018, the Mexican people elected a new President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador! The next day he spoke by phone with President Trump. Just this past Sunday, July 22nd, he and the White House, together released a copy of the letter López Obrador sent to President Trump as a follow-up.
Here are five key topics from the seven page letter sent by Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to President Trump:
- “There will be many changes, Mr. President Trump.”
- “Regarding migration, I must comment that the most essential purpose of my government will be to ensure that Mexicans do not have to migrate because of poverty or violence.”
- “The migration problem should be addressed in a comprehensive manner, through a development plan that includes the Central American countries, where millions of inhabitants do not have job opportunities and are forced to leave their villages to seek a better life and mitigate their hunger and poverty.”
- “In the matter of trade, I think it is worth making an effort to conclude the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.”
- “Mr. President Trump, I await your comments on my approach that seeks to reach a friendly understanding and mutual respect with you, with your people and with the great nation that you represent.”
For more detailed information, please review the complete letter linked below. I have included a link to both the original Spanish version of the letter and the English translation.
Source of Information:
Pacific Standard, 7/23/18, News Article:
Bloomberg, 7/22/18, News Article: