President of Mexico Proposes Creation of ‘Something Similar to the European Union’ in Latin America – Prime Time Zone

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During the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, López Obrador also requested the replacement of the OAS and proposed a new integration model

Presidency of Mexico/EFEAndrés Manuel López Obrador is the current president of Mexico

the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposed this Saturday, 24, the creation of “something similar” to European Union (EU) in Latin America. During the beginning of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which brought together representatives from 33 countries, López Obrador suggested building something “in accordance with our history, our reality and our identities”. The meeting aims to seek mechanisms to obtain more vaccines against Covid-19 and reach an agreement on a common Latin American position before the next G20 summit. The Mexican president also requested the replacement of the Organization of American States (OAS) and proposed a new integration model for the region. “In this spirit, the replacement of the OAS by a truly autonomous body, not anyone’s lackey, but a mediator, at the request and acceptance of the conflicting parties, should not be ruled out,” he said.

He admitted that “this is a complex issue, which requires a new political and economic vision”, but said that “it is a great task for good diplomats and politicians, such as those who happily exist in every country on the continent”. In your speech, Lopez Obrador he also criticized the United States and said that Washington “has never failed to carry out open or covert operations against independent countries located south of the Rio Bravo” and that the influence of the country’s foreign policy is predominant in America. Despite his criticisms of US foreign policy, the Mexican president urged Latin American countries “to put aside the dilemma of joining the United States or opposing it defensively.” “We are going to start a relationship on our continent under the premise of George Washington, according to which nations should not take advantage of the misfortunes of other peoples,” he said.

*With information from EFE