Weekly Report - 19 May 2022 (WR-22-20)

MEXICO: Investing in the border

Mexican and US authorities have dedicated US$4.2bn to strengthening security and improving infrastructure along their 3,000km shared border. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard unveiled the package, which he said had been agreed under the US-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities, at a meeting in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California state. The investment aims to boost economic growth in the border region and tackle the trafficking of arms and drugs, particularly fentanyl.

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