“I will go in July to visit [President Joe Biden] at the White House and I want to discuss with him the issue of the integration of all America,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated at a press event in Mexico's palace for the president. He went on to say: “My position is that, just as how the European community was created … we have to do that in America.”
But, any unity could be achieved only when both the United States and southern countries solve their differences. He said: “There has to be a change in the policy, an end to confrontation, an end to hate, an end to threats, the blockades, the foreign interference, and choose brotherhood, good neighbor policies.”
The same superstate across the continent was proposed in 2001 by then-president G.W. Bush and Mexico's president at the time, Vicente Fox. Their controversial “Any Willing Worker” plan would allow U.S. employers to easily import low-wage workers from the south and central regions of America. It was scrapped after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
The plan could boost Wall Street and Fortune 500 profits, as they would be flooded with foreign workers for cheap and many new foreign customers.
Lopez Obrador's remarks can be seen as part of an extended complaint regarding U.S. politics, and the power claimed by the anti-Latino Cubans within America.
“I have a great rapport with the President Biden and he is a decent man. In this particular instance I believe that there are many pressures coming from the Republicans and most importantly from certain members from the Republican Party and also in the Democrat Party that has to relate to Cubans in Florida and in the United States.”
Naturally, the most cruel, racist, and anti-immigrant are Republicans. There are those who belong to the Democratic Party too … For instance Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. He is an alumnus of the Cuban community, and this one is a huge influence.
If we continue to live divided in this manner, relying on the influence of a single gentleman and the anger of one man and forget about our own people, then we're operating in a sectarian manner and causing pain to the masses. Profiting from and flourishing by taking advantage of the situation politically and economically
Lopez Obrador's campaign is linked to the long-held dreams of South American elites for their own superstate in the southern hemisphere. The idea was first pushed through by Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) in the 1800s, but it failed due to the vastness and the diversity in South America.
Lopez Obrador continued:
What better way to bring into reality the dreams of Bolivar than bringing it to the United States and Canada? It's great for us due to our relationship with each other, our culture and friendship and also due to commercial and economic relations.
Lopez Obrador and Biden will discuss this. I would also like to speak with Biden and Lopez Obrador about Central America because it is impossible to not address the root of the problem and the U.S. tries to solve everything through coercive measures in the area of immigration. There are other issues that we can continue to tackle as we work towards economic integration, including our sovereignties, and the capacity to work in tandem in tackling inflation.
“Not ever again. We will not be silent when it comes to attacks on the immigrants as well as Mexicans. And I will push for immigration reform,” he said.
The president blamed the GOP and its anti-migration wing as the reason for the political hurdles towards greater unity across and the United States and southern and central America:
This is about the attitudes that are being displayed by those in the Republican Party, who surely will announce with their spokespersons that this week's Summit of the Americas was not a success. Yes, it could be unsuccessful; however, they are responsible to maintain an attitude of closure and not transparency.
As Lopez Obrador suggested, his policies shouldn't be restricted by voters in democratic countries. “The choice is [continental] change, and you must take the risk of doing it. You don't need to think over the coming election. you must think about the next generation.”