Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been the president of Mexico since 2018, a country with a structural economic dependence on the United States. The Remain in Mexico program, “Stay in Mexico”, introduced by Donald Trump’s administration, forces migrants to wait in Mexican territory for their applications to enter the United States to be evaluated.
These are mainly people of Haitian and African origin, and their forced presence in the country is creating racist tensions and violations of fundamental rights. López Obrador and the Mexican authorities, in fact, are accused of obstructing their path, of committing violence and of having transformed the city of Tapachula, in the state of Chiapas, into an open-air prison.
Samuel Bregolin’s video reportage.