Mexico’s President Suggests New Migrant Caravan Timed to Influence U.S. Presidential Election

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his report on the first 100 days of government, at the National Palace in Mexico City on March 11, 2019. - It has been a frenetic first 100 days for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, though his sometimes chaotic attempts to deliver …
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Mexico’s President said the newly formed Central American migrant caravan appears to be a politically motivated development shortly before the U.S. presidential election. The bombshell allegation comes as Mexico prepares to face thousands of migrants at its southern border with likely intentions to reach the U.S.

During his daily news conference, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said Mexico was “not sucking their thumb” as they prepared for the new migrant caravan that he claimed appears to be more politically motivated rather than a humanitarian cry for help.

“We find it very weird, very awkward, that this caravan begins on the eve of the U.S. presidential election,” Lopez Obrador said. “This is too much of a coincidence–how is it that in Honduras, where they have a lockdown, they are allowing this group to form?”

Despite the Coronavirus crisis in Central America, an estimated 6,000 migrants crossed into Guatemala on their way to Mexico. The caravan was organized via social media with specific plans to trek from Central America, through Mexico, and eventually reach the U.S. border to request asylum.

During his daily news conference, Mexican President Lopez Obrador said they were preparing to deal with the situation and sought to avoid a confrontation. He echoed concerns that the caravan would actually try to provoke tension.

“I don’t have all the facts yet, but there are clues that point to this being done for [political reasons]…I don’t know in favor of who–but we are not sucking our thumb.”

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

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