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Latin America calls for a European Union-like structure


Countries of the Americas need to create a new model of coexistence, said President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador, called for this when he spoke at the celebration of the 238th anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolívar in Mexico City.

He said that the old model of relations between all the American countries is exhausted, it has no future. López Obrador said that Latin American countries must be integrated in a way similar to the European Union, but tied to their history, reality and identity.

The Mexican president highlighted the stamina of Cuba, which has been living under the US economic blockade for 60 years. In his view, the Cuban people deserve "a reward for their dignity". In his speech, the Mexican leader called on the Organisation of American States (OAS) to stop being "someone else's lackey" and to actually mediate in conflicts over human rights and democracy.

On 13 May, the administration of US President Joe Biden decided to build new protective structures on the border with Mexico to counter illegal migration. The project involves repairing a border dam and installing additional barriers on it.

On 22 July, the US Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions against Alvaro López Miera, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba. This was Washington's way of drawing attention to human rights abuses after reports of more than 400 Cubans detained during protests went missing.

source: reuters.com