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Mexico and U.S. Presidents discuss inflation, migration and border security

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with U.S. President Joe Biden Tuesday. The pair discussed inflation, security and migration issues shared between both countries.

After being absent from the Summit of the Americas due to the exclusion of countries such as Cuba and Venezuela, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) visited his counterpart Joe Biden at the White House July 12.

President López Obrador also brought proposals to Biden, among them to double the supply of gasoline on the common border to support Americans who cross to refuel since prices are lower on the Mexican side.

Both presidents also talked about the migration crisis, with President López Obrador recalling the Bracero program between Mexico and the US.

“The program was not exempt from errors, abuses and breaches, but without a doubt it gave good results in terms of production and work,” AMLO told Biden.

“Something similar is what we are proposing now,” he said.

President Joe Biden said that the relationship between himself and López Obrador is “strong and productive,” despite news in the press.

“Despite the exaggerated headlines that we sometimes see, you and I have a strong and productive relationship,” Biden said during his meeting with López Obrador in the Oval Office.

Part of AMLO’s Washington visit included an afternoon stop at at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Monument and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.