Mexico City.- President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will present the Sembrando Vida program to a delegation from the United States.
The federal president plans to meet with envoys from Joe Biden’s government next Monday, October 18, in a public event that will take place in the municipality of Balancán, Tabasco.
López Obrador has raised with the US government the possibility of modifying the strategy to deal with the problem of migration and not addressing it only with coercive measures.
In speeches, conferences and letters, he has asked the United States to invest in development projects in Central American countries and in social programs such as Youth Building the Future and Sowing Life, applied in his Administration.
The Tabasco politician has assured that the planting of 500 thousand hectares of timber and fruit trees in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, would allow the generation of some 240 thousand jobs, in a period of only six months.
He already proposed the issue directly to Biden, through a letter he sent him since September 9.
López Obrador has assured that US officials are sympathetic to his project, although, so far, no concrete response has been given to his approach, which includes the granting of work visas to the beneficiaries of the programs.
On September 14, the President held his first meeting with the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar.
According to the Chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, the Sembrando Vida program was the central theme of the meeting.
“I see an important possibility and a promoter of this cause that we did not have, it is good news for Mexico. He, of course, is going to defend the cause of the United States, but it coincides with our way of thinking. The issue that consumed the most of the conversation was that program, because there is affinity, “he said.