LATAM POLITICS TODAY-Latin American leaders mourn Abe’s assassination

The latest in Latin American politics today: Reactions to Abe’s murder pour in from Bolsonaro, AMLO

The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has drawn shock and condemnation from leaders across Latin America. In Mexico, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered his condolences at a press conference and in Brazil, “outraged” President Jair Bolsonaro ordered three days of national mourning.

The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Paraguay were also among world leaders offering their condolences on Twitter on Friday morning. “Don’t vote for this party”: AMLO denounces Texas migration policy

Mexico’s president on Friday attacked the Texas governor’s latest moves to crack down on unauthorized immigration, saying he would urge Mexican voters in the United States not to vote for ‘anti-immigrant’ candidates. . On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he had authorized the National Guard and state authorities to “apprehend” migrants and transport them to entry points on the border with Mexico, which was historically run by federal agents.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the “immoral” policy was aimed at garnering support ahead of November’s Texas election in which Abbot, a Republican, is running for re-election. “If there is a candidate from a party that mistreats immigrants and Mexicans, we are going to ask our compatriots over there not to vote for that candidate or that party,” Lopez Obrador told reporters during the interview. a morning press conference.

The United States and Canada are concerned about the investment climate in Mexico Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier meets with senior trade officials from the United States and Canada on Friday, a day after the two had raised concerns about the investment climate in Mexico’s energy sector during trade talks in Vancouver.

Canadian Commerce Minister Mary Ng also expressed concern about Mexico’s mining sector and “Mexico’s approach to biotech approvals,” the Canadian government said in a statement. (Compiled by Brendan O’Boyle; Editing by David Alire Garcia)

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