Mexico’s President, who made comments in May about the trouble he had with former Barack Obama and gun running, does not want to get into a spat with President Donald J. Trump, so he turned back a group of over 2,000 people to keep them away from the United States when they were forming a caravan and headed toward the border.
On Friday Reuters reported:
” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday hailed a decision by the Supreme Court backing his request to allow a referendum on whether to permit the prosecution of ex-presidents.
“I think this is a really important step forward,” Lopez Obrador told a regular morning news conference.
CARAVANS UNDER OBAMA NEVER STOPPED
However the Mexican President’s Relationship with Trump has caused the Caravans to stop this year.
And in a separate article on Friday, Reuters reported, “Mexico’s president on Friday said he suspected political interference behind a new migrant caravan in Central America, promising to keep his country out of the U.S. presidential race as the group splintered and some began turning back.”
More than 2,000 migrants, many wearing face masks against the coronavirus, barged past Guatemalan troops at the Honduras-Guatemala border on Thursday. Some said they were seeking to escape poverty aggravated by the pandemic.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has taken steps to curb illegal immigration so as to avoid entanglements with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, suggested that the caravan’s departure from Honduras had been timed to provoke.
“It is very weird, very strange,” Lopez Obrador told a news conference. “It’s a matter that I believe is linked to the U.S. election.”
He said he did not have definitive evidence to support that claim, but his words turned up pressure on the migrants. They split into three groups on Friday, amid a growing realization that even making it to Mexico would be a risky journey.
Eager to avoid upsetting Trump, who insulted and threatened Mexico repeatedly in his 2015-16 election campaign and has made cracking down on illegal immigration a priority during his presidency, Lopez Obrador has since last year used thousands of troops to reinforce Mexico’s border regions.”
The Caravans from deep Southern Countries have given the Democrats numerous opportunities for political theater to frame Trump and his administration with, at important times, that the left uses as propaganda and an excuse to stir domestic unrest.
The Caravan Political theater at Election time is not going to happen this year.