Contrary to the Haitian episcopal conference which would have taken time to take openly position in the serious crisis devastating Haiti, with below a president denounced in an official report of the Court of Accounts for corruption and embezzlement of Petro Caribe The Mexican Episcopal Conference has strongly opposed the interim agreement between Mexico City and Washington on the suspension of migratory flow on the American continent, informs a statement of the episcopate published Tuesday, June 11. Four days earlier, the two states sealed an “anti-migrants” agreement
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – “ This is a contradictory decision. If we have rejected the construction of a wall at the border, we can not go into another wall “. Thus, the Mexican bishops vehemently opposed the government's decision to strengthen the military presence at the border with Guatemala to stop illegal immigration, according to the terms of a tentative agreement with Washington reached on Friday, June 7.
This agreement essentially saves Mexico from the commercial rates that Washington expects to apply as of Monday. According to the joint declaration of the two countries, Mexico undertook to take unprecedented “ measures”, including the deployment of its National Guard, as well as actions against smuggling, transportation and funding for illegal immigration.
Donald Trump also greeted on Twitter a “historic agreement” between the two neighbors. “There will now be a tremendous cooperation between the United States and Mexico, as it has not existed for decades” he had congratulated in the wake, adding: “Mexico was not cooperative about the border problem, but I now have absolute confidence that it will be and that it will want to solve this problem, especially after talking to its president.”
“Migrants are not a bargaining chip” say Mexican bishops
Mexican bishops do not hear it that way. Through the intermediary of Cardinal Lopez, the president of the episcopal conference, they criticize the perception of the migrant “ as a bargaining chip “.
“ Negotiations must not be placed above what the Church and civil society have been advocating for years: the non-criminalization of migrants and human rights defenders, who are fighting often for dignity. As members of the human family, we can not remain indifferent to the suffering in which many of them live and who demand our humanitarian aid and unrestricted respect for their fundamental rights “, they urged.
Promoting Integral Human Development
In this context, according to the bishops of the Central American country, less than
to prevent the passage of South American migrants on Mexican soil, he
would therefore be more about developing and promoting the development of
Integral Human in the South of the Continent.
“ Mexico is not isolated, it is a brother country that must help
the countries of Central America to adopt a strategy to serve the good
common, “ continued calling on the US and Mexican governments to engage in” constructive bilateral dialogue and transparent negotiations “. Indeed “so does our humanity”, did they alert