Haiti opens consulate in southern Mexico to address migration rise

MEXICO CITY — Haiti on Friday opened a consulate in the southern Mexican border metropolis of Tapachula in a bid to assist handle migration, Mexico’s authorities stated, amid a steep improve in Haitians making an attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico frontier this yr.

The opening of the consulate close to the Guatemalan border is a part of efforts between the governments of Mexico and Haiti to take care of migrants from the Caribbean nation inside Mexican territory, the Mexican authorities stated in a press release.

The rise in the variety of Haitians making their means by Mexico has been spurred by financial malaise, a devastating earthquake and political turmoil following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in July.

On Thursday, a caravan of round 3,000 migrants that includes many Haitians set off from Tapachula towards the U.S.-Mexico border, the place mass arrivals of Haitian nationals sparked a disaster for the Biden administration in September.

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