Saturday, February 4, 2023

The governments of Mexico, the US and Canada agree to a coalition for racial equality and justice

governments of Mexico, United States and Canada signed the Declaration of the North American Coalition for Racial Equality and Justice, whereby Wants to combat racism in three countries.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard led the ceremony which was accompanied by the US Secretary of State, Antony Blink, and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Melanie Jolie, who signed the agreement.

“It is an agreement that arises Because we are three countries that are thinking something like this in their politics, It is a great privilege and a great opportunity, because you do not need to persuade anyone, but organize yourself, because we are already doing that”, the Foreign Secretary highlighted.

In his message, Ebrard explained that in the case of Mexico, Racism and slavery are both issues that were not talked about, Despite their continued presence in the country.

“Racism is a very current issue that has to do with the design of society. They have done a lot to eliminate the culture of casteism, It is a culture, it is not a simple issue, but it is a battle that we have to fight every day. Told.

He explained that Mexico has 63 living languages, which is why President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked to review all cases in Mexico and try to identify cases, Like the Yaquis, who were practically exterminated.

“Just in the United States, the president told us that in the consulates, don’t force everyone who talks to you to speak Spanish, because it’s not their mother tongue, We’re getting calls from people who speak Nahuatl, Otomi, Zapotec. I lack several languages, but we are going for five main languages”, he explained.

Ebrard noted that “when we see that the Biden administration in the United States has similar concerns and so does Minister Trudeau and we tell this story, Why don’t we make common cause”.

In this regard, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that The alliance is based on “a common ideal that is at the heart of democracy, We are all better off when everyone enjoys equal rights.

He assured that the State Department is committed to integrating this work into all foreign policy.

At the same time, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolly pointed this out Objective is to eliminate inequalities: “This is a historic step to eradicate such a deeply rooted injustice.”

“Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a decision”, He added and acknowledged that the task of fighting intolerance in the society is not an easy one.


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