Weekly Report - 20 July 2023 (WR-23-29)

MEXICO: US relations not buoyed by river barrier

The Mexican government has sent a diplomatic note to the US raising concerns over the decision to implement a new floating marine barrier installation along part of the Rio Grande in Texas, forming the natural frontier between the two countries. The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, of the Republican party, said the barrier was part of a multi-billion-dollar programme designed to “deter illegal immigrants attempting to make the dangerous river crossing into Texas”. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena said on 14 July that Mexico had already requested that the buoys be removed. Criticising the buoys on 17 July, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged compatriots “not to vote for the governor of Texas or for lawmakers of the Republican Party who support these measures”.

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