*** In Trade With U.S., Mexico Surpasses to China And Canada
*** U.S. Does Not Put Attention in The IIegal Traffic of Weapons
*** UN Calls For an End to The U.S. Blockade Against CUBA
By DANTE GONZALEZ / Special to The UNIVERSE News, And EL UNIVERSO.
San ANTONIO, TEXAS.- In the midst of Russia’s war against Ukraine that harm to all the countries. Mexico’s economy is surprising compared to powers such as China, and Canada. Economic analysts rank Mexico as a top-tier partner of the U.S.
Last September, for the second consecutive month. Mexico became the main trading partner of the United States, measured by the value of the sum of exports, and imports of both nations. Surpassing to Canada and China, according to data released by the U.S.
On base to figures from the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the exchange of goods and services between Mexico and the U.S. was 67.4 billion dollars. This accounted for 14 percent of the world’s largest power’s trade.
In second place was Canada, with 66.5 billion dollars, and China in third place with 61.2 billion dollars. The value of trade between Mexico and the US during September 2022 was 23 percent higher than in the same month of 2021. When the amount was 54.8 billion dollars.
In cumulative annual terms, that is, from January to September. Mexico remained in second place among the United States’ largest trading partners, with an amount of US$587.5 billion, representing 14.7 percent of world trade with the United States.
In the war against drug trafficking agreed between the US and Mexico. There is a serious line item: illegal arms trafficking. This affects thousands of citizens of both countries. Because their lives, which are alien to this phenomenon, are constantly in danger, experts say.
The Foreign Minister MARCELO EBRARD reproached on Thursday that the United States is not making an effort to stop the illegal arms trade to Mexico that is no proportional: at the one who asks the Mexican government to control, the introduction into their territory of fentanyl, and chemical precursors.
From 2020 to date, 55,996 weapons smuggled from the United States have been seized in Mexico. In the same period, the U.S. government has only seized 355 pieces of weapons that traffickers intended to cross the border.
“This is unsustainable and we are not going to allow it,” EBRARD assured at the international conference “The Business of Lethality: Arms Trafficking to Mexico,” organized by The College of Mexico.
For the Mexican government, it is a priority to stop the flow of arms trafficked from the United States, as without this it will not be possible to reduce violence in the country in a sustained manner.
But, although there are cooperation agreements on security matters between the governments of ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR and JOE BIDEN. “We think that so far this century, in the United States, there have been no important actions in this matter,” said EBRARD.
The Foreign Minister said that Mexico has even offered to pay for the installation of detectors, so that the US authorities reinforce their measures, to control the trafficking of weapons towards Mexican territory.
He assured that Mexico is suffering from “an arms pandemic of varying degrees of intensity”, and that in the last three years weapons illegally introduced from the United States have been detected, and seized in all the states of the country.
He explained that 55,996 weapons have been seized in Mexico between January 1, 2020 and September 22, 2022. The number of illegal weapons available in the country, the official pointed out, is much higher, although, he did not specify the figure.
In the past Thursday, the UN General Assembly approved a new resolution to demand the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba, which was opposed only by the United States and Israel.
UN calls, which has been made annually for three decades and which always goes forward with overwhelming majorities, received on this occasion 185 votes in favor, two against and two abstentions, from Brazil and Ukraine.
A year ago, the resolution had been approved with 184 votes in favor, two against (U.S. and Israel) and three abstentions (Colombia, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates).
In 2016, during the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States during the administration of BARACK OBAMA, the U.S. came to abstain and allowed the document to be adopted without opposition, but returned to the “no” with the government of DONALD TRUMP, and so far has maintained it by the hand of JOE BIDEN.
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