MEXICO committing over $108 Million to address Migration………PANAMA???????

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The Mexican Foreign Ministry indicated that currently, Amexcid, 26 cooperation projects are being executed

The Government of Mexico, through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the International Development Cooperation (CID) mechanisms, reported this Tuesday that it allocated 108.3 million dollars to address causes of migration in the region

In addition, the Mexican agency indicated that it carries out actions regarding migration in eight countries, benefiting 71,000 people.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE, Chancellery) of Mexico said that “it is planned to invest 148.5 million dollars in total for development programs and benefit 91,000 people.”

He said that with the investment in these programs, “the population is served in their places of origin and the intention to migrate is reduced.”

In the note, the SRE highlights that the beneficiaries of the Sembrando Vida program, a reforestation program, implemented in El Salvador and Honduras, report a reduction of 91% and 87%, respectively, in their intention to migrate.

In the same way, he noted, the Youth Building the Future program, which supports students as apprentices of a trade and which is carried out in El Salvador and Honduras, recorded a reduction in the intention to migrate of 37.7% and 28%, respectively .

The Mexican Foreign Ministry indicated that Amexcid is currently executing 26 international cooperation projects for development, in a horizontal and supply-based scheme, in countries that send migrants, such as Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and Guatemala.

He also said that he will enable a Multiservice Center for Inclusion and Development in Huixtla, in the state of Chiapas (southeast) that will operate the National System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family (SNDIF), and will have services from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), the Welfare Secretariat and the National Migration Institute (INM).

In addition to the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (Comar), the National Population Registry (Renapo), the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

Irregular migration intercepted by Mexico tripled in the first quarter of the year to a record of almost 360,000 people.

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