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López Obrador says Mexico supporting Belize in terms of electrical power

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico supports Belize in terms of electricity supply after curtailing the supply sent across the border earlier this month.

“We belong to the party of universal brotherhood,” says the President after 18 states across Mexico were left in a blackout in May due to high demand.

In a morning press conference, he clarified that the amount agreed to be awarded is “truly minimal.”

“(It is) an agreement that we have with Belize to help them so that they do not lack electricity. We are talking about a brother, a neighboring town that needs it,” he said.

“We have to help. If we can, why don’t we help other human beings if we belong to the party of universal brotherhood? Before the limits existed, all belonged to the great Mayan nation: Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, Chiapas, everything,” he added.

At the same time, López Obrador said that the federation undertakes actions in the country in order to face the recent heat waves, which has caused greater demand for electrical energy.

“We are taking into account this situation that is occurring, very hot, very, very hot, and the forecasts are that there will be a lot of rain, hurricanes, so we are addressing this,” he said.

Earlier this month, 18 states across the country were left without power due to the high electrical demand. One of those regions was the Yucatan Peninsula. The demand is due to the extreme heat being recorded across the country.