June 17, 2019 / 2:04 PM / a month ago

Mexico's Lopez Obrador says will meet El Salvador's leader

Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he will meet with the leader of El Salvador in the southern Mexican City of Tapachula, as pressure mounts from Washington to cut the flow of Central American migrants toward the U.S. border.

The meeting with El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele will happen on Thursday in Tapachula, which, close to the Guatemalan border, is a transit hub for Central American migrants fleeing northward from poverty and violence in their home countries.

Reporting by Hugh Bronstein

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