Mexico’s President Calls for Continental Superstate

If the idea were implemented, tens of millions of middle-class Americans would be directly affected. López Obrador’s call for a pan-American superstate is similar to South American elites’ dreams for their own supranational entity in the South America. The idea was first proposed in the 1800s by Simon Bolivar, but the distance and diversity of South America made the dream unachievable.

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“I will go in July to visit [Joe Biden] at the White House and I want to discuss with him the issue of the integration of all America,” President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated during a press conference at Mexico’s presidential palace. He then went on to say that: “My position is that, just as how the European community was created … we have to do that in America.”

However, the E.U. is not performing well, and it has done a lot of harm to the middle class in countries like the U.K., where the middle class voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union in 2016: according to Lord Ashcroft Polling 59% of all leave voters were from a middle class background.

In fact, further research from the Swiss Economic Institute has concluded that globalization is one of the main factors behind the decline of the middle class throughout the Western World.

There have also been calls for a North American Union in the past; which would include: Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America - and many people warned that a North American Court could render amendments to the U.S. Constitution invalid.

President Bush and Vicente Fox actually supported the idea during their time in office: their “Any Willing Worker” plan would have permitted U.S. employers to hire low-wage employees from all over the Americas, if it were implemented; however, the idea was discarded shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

The Mexican President said that in order for the idea to be achievable “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.”

“I have a very good relationship with President Biden, he is a good man. In this case, I feel that there are a lot of pressures on the part of the Republicans and above all from some leaders of the Republican Party and also in the Democrat Party that has to do with the Cuban community in Florida and in the United States.”

“Of course, the most inhuman, anti-immigrant, authoritarian are the Republicans. But there are also those in the Democratic Party too”

“But if we stay like this, depending on the decision of one gentleman, of the influence of one gentleman, of the rancors of one gentleman, and we forget our peoples, well then, we are acting in a sectarian way, trafficking the pain of the peoples. Taking advantage of, thriving, taking advantage of politically and economically.”

“Why not bring to the dream of Bolivar, including the United States and Canada? It is good for us based on our cultural relations, our friendship, but also because of economic and commercial relations. We will talk about that. I also want to talk about Central America because it is not possible that we do not tend to the causes and to resolve everything with coercive measures regarding immigration. And other issues that we could continue to work on together in the economic integration regarding our sovereignties, the ability to complement each other to face inflation.”

“Not anymore, we will not remain silent anymore in the face of insults to immigrants and Mexicans. And I will insist on immigration reform.”

He then went onto criticize the Grand Old Party — mainly its anti-immigration faction — which he sees as an obstacle to progress in regards to greater unification between the U.S. and the rest of the Americas:

“I am talking now about the attitude of the Republican Party, who surely will drive with their spokesmen that the Summit was a failure. Well, yes, it is possible it will be a failure, but they are the responsible ones for maintaining a policy of closure and not openness.”

“The option is transformation and you have to dare to do it. And you don’t have to keep thinking about the next election, you have to think about the next generation.”