Claudia Sheinbaum and Kamala Harris’ Conversation about U.S and Mexican relations

Claudia Sheinbaum and Kamala Harris’ Conversation about U.S and Mexican relations

The future President of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum, and the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, held a phone call on June 13th in which they discussed migration cooperation between the two countries, the fight against drug trafficking, and the importance of renewable energy.

The White House detailed in a statement that Harris congratulated Sheinbaum on “her historic election as the new President of Mexico” in the June 2nd elections.

According to the same statement, the U.S. Vice President “reaffirmed the importance of maintaining strong collaboration and a friendly relationship with Mexico.”

The two politicians discussed “deepening collaboration between the United States and Mexico to address the root causes of migration, strengthen trade ties and economic growth, and combat human, drug, and arms trafficking” along their shared border.





Sheinbaum and Harris also committed to “working together to combat the climate crisis and promote renewable energy in the region.”

The first woman to win a presidential election in Mexico and the first woman to hold the U.S. Vice Presidency emphasized the importance of empowering girls and having women in leadership positions. The outgoing administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has closely cooperated with Joe Biden’s administration to curb migratory flows passing through Mexico toward the United States.

Additionally, Biden appointed Harris to lead the effort to seek private investments for the development of Central America to address the root causes of migration on the continent.

The United States hopes that Sheinbaum, a scientist by profession, will be more open to enhancing renewable energy than her predecessor, López Obrador, who is a staunch supporter of fossil fuels.


Kimberly Espinoza | Environmental Correspondent

Hello! I’m a Nicaraguan-American student attending San Francisco, California. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and spending time with my Labrador, Max. I’m passionate about writing on social issues like immigration, gender inequality, and environmental changes. Advocating for the working class and defending individuals from marginalized communities is important to me. My passion for environmental issues comes from my upbringing and my admiration for my mother, who has been a farm worker all her life. She taught me to appreciate the environment and the issues it encompasses.I strive for a positive environmental future, not just for myself, but also for future generations. In collaboration with Latina Republic, I aim to shed light on the societal impacts of policies and laws in Central and Latin America, particularly concerning environmental conservation. I am eager to deepen my understanding of these issues and explore avenues for improvement within these countries’ systems.