AMLO Plans to Expand Trains to Guatemala


In a bilateral meeting held in the border city between Mexico and Guatemala, Presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Bernardo Arévalo highlighted their commitment to a border that unites rather than divides. Both leaders emphasized the importance of an exemplary border in terms of security and humanitarian treatment, highlighting the expansion of the Maya and Isthmus trains towards Guatemala as central themes. The discussion agenda also includes security, migration, and cooperation for development.

Before starting the conversations, López Obrador and Arévalo emphasized the deep cultural and historical ties that bind their countries. The Mexican Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, detailed the four axes of dialogue: border security, development of the railway and port industry, migration and mobility, and cooperation for development. López Obrador expressed his confidence that the meeting will strengthen the relations of friendship and good neighborliness between the two nations, highlighting the political and ideological affinity with his Guatemalan counterpart.

For his part, Arévalo reflected on the nature of borders, indicating that they can unite or separate according to the actions of political authorities. He expressed his desire for the common border to be a space for development and mutual cooperation. This meeting, the first between both leaders since Arévalo’s inauguration in January, seeks to consolidate a shared vision of the future based on peace, democracy, and social justice, recalling the historic relationship of collaboration between Mexico and Guatemala since 1946.

Source: Ciudad y Poder