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Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo has requested support to address the flood of migrants passing through his nation.
He told the U.N. General Assembly that, this year alone, already 80,000 migrants have traversed Panama. It’s been an exponential rise, from 800 in January to 30,000 last month, and Panama dedicates some of its limited resources to providing them with food and shelter.
“Panama contributes. He said that now we appeal to the international community for a coordinated effort with shared strategies and resources.
Cortizo stated that most migrants originate from Africa and the Caribbean. The crisis is centered in the deep forest of the Darien Gap at Panama’s border with Colombia, which migrants attempt to cross en route to the U.S.
Panama’s foreign minister Erika Mouynes said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday that the nation hasn’t received “a cent of international cooperation” to face up to the flow of migrants.
” This is everyone’s responsibility,” Cortizo stated.
UNITED NATIONS — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel seized on the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan to blast the United States for what he said is a history of foreign policy disasters.
“Occupation leaves only destruction and no country has right to impose it will on sovereign countries,” Dias Canel stated in a prerecorded video that was shown at the U.N. General Assembly. “Afghanistan does not stand alone. There has been ample evidence that the United States is not just an isolated case. Just days before Trump’s January departure, Trump added Cuba to that list.
Diaz Canel expressed support for Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s Nicolas Maduro and South American allies and stated that the South American nation “will always have the ability to count on Cuba’s solidarity.”
Maduro made a video speech at the U.N. yesterday in which he lashed out against the U.S. “fierce campaign” of sanctions and demanded their lifting.