US, Mexico Discuss Cooperative Relationship

    Photo: Pool Photo [via The New York Times]

    The Facts

    • US Pres. Biden hosted his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House on Tues. to discuss several long-running concerns, including migration, drug trafficking, and inflation.

    • The visit comes a month after López Obrador boycotted Biden's invitation to the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles due to the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.


    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    This meeting was indicative of the strong relationship Biden has established with Mexico. Despite López Obrador skipping the Summit of the Americas, he still signed a multi-country declaration to tackle migration in the western hemisphere, demonstrating the mutual respect between the countries that will lead to more positive collaborations in the near future.

    Republican narrative

    With the migrant crisis at the border worse than it's ever been, and fentanyl overdoses spiking nationwide, Biden has to get tougher with López Obrador. This dovelike foreign policy won't achieve the results the US needs.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 10% chance that the US will phase out per-country caps on employment-based visas before 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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