"As the elections loom in the United States, there is a kind of contest to see who says the most atrocities, who is the most brazen in threatening Mexico, in blaming Mexico... that is what is happening in the United States," AMLO said, calling on the Hispanic community to disregard the rhetoric.
"So what should we do? Well, not take these statements seriously, they are nonsense," he added, urging Mexicans residing in the United States to not vote for candidates who speak ill of migrants or support anti-immigrant policies.
Over 40 million Mexicans live in the United States. Data from Pew Research Center showed that Mexicans are the largest population of Hispanic origin living in America, accounting for 60 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2021.
Crowds of migrants are trying to get to the US through Mexico by train as an unprecedented migration wave hits the country. Some 5,000 people attempted to get on the train in the city of Irapuato in the hope of finding a better life on the other side of the border. pic.twitter.com/dsrssohnjZ
On Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidates faced off at the second primary debate of the 2024 election, trading barbs, but failed to deliver any fresh and convincing solution.
Seven candidates sparred over a string of issues, including union workers, economic policy and immigration, during the two-hour debate in Simi Valley, California.
Once again, former President Donald Trump has skipped the debate. Instead, he held a rally in Michigan with auto union members. Yet, the frontrunner was still the target of his rivals on the stage.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed the start of sending electoral documents abroad to guarantee in-person voting for migrants called to the second round of the early presidential elections. pic.twitter.com/U1WkPP6H4j