MEXICO, June 8. /TASS/. The US has been for several years unable to provide about $4 billion for the development of Central American countries, being quick however to allocate $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a news conference on Wednesday.
"We were talking about $4 billion, but in <...> five years nothing has been granted," he said. At the same time, "US lawmakers <...> almost unanimously allowed $40 billion for weapons for Ukraine," the president added.
In early May, while in Guatemala, Lopez Obrador called inexplicable Washington's unwillingness to finance the creation of conditions for a growth of welfare in Central American countries. In the second half of March, he said that US authorities were paying much more attention to the situation in Ukraine than to the problem of migration in the region.
On June 6, Lopez Obrador said he was planning to hold talks with US President Joe Biden in Washington in July. The Mexican leader plans to discuss integration processes and the problem of migration from Central American countries.
Between January 1 and April 13 of this year, Mexican authorities detained over 115,300 illegal migrants seeking to get to the US.