In hopes for real change, Mexico elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as their new President.
The election of AMLO marks a historic moment for the Mexican left as they hope for a potential shift for U.S. and Mexico relations.
Since the election of Donald Trump as our U.S. President, mass tension has risen among the two countries. Now with the new president, who will be taking office in December, relations could be strained even more.
President Trump even took the time to congratulate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico. But this isn’t going to help the big problems the new president will have to face when he takes over on December 1st.
Illegal immigration has not only been tough on us but also straining on Mexico as well. This makes sense why they spend so much of their resources and time on helping illegals get across our Southern border.
Obrador plans on creating an elite force that will concentrate on border security both on their Northern and Southern border. Many of the illegals coming into the United States originate in Central America.
For years, Mexico has been plagued with high levels of illegal immigration on its southern border. Migrants traveling north from war-torn Central America have at times overwhelmed Mexican authorities.
And while most of the migrants use the border as a gateway toward a better life, others use it to smuggle drugs and weapons, which amounts to a major problem for cartel-controlled Mexico.
But that’s all allegedly going to change with the upcoming administration.
Alfonso Durazo, Lopez Obrador’s future chief of public security, said in an interview with Bloombergpublished Monday that the border police force is part of a larger effort to ease cartel violence, overwhelming poverty, and state-supported corruption.
Durazo said: “We’re going to create a border police force that will be highly specialized. They need to apply the law.”
The new force will also be used to stop human trafficking. Obrador wants to help Central American countries to prosper and thus end the need to migrate. He also needs to find a way to bust up the cartels that have cut deeply into their tourist business. The undertaking will be an arduous one and will take quite some time, but the rewards are great.