The Americas Policy Group (APG) welcomes in Canada Secretary-Designate Olga Sánchez Cordero, who will head the Secretaría de Gobernación of the New Mexican government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). AMLO and its Cabinet will take office on December 1st.

Rachel Vincent and Steve Stewart, Co-chairs of the APG, on behalf of its entire membership, sent Secretary-Designate Sánchez a letter pointing out key issues for the New Mexican government and the future of the Canada-Mexico relationship.

Particularly, as eyes focus on the thousands of people now on the move to escape desperate circumstances in Honduras, the APG underscores in the letter the right to asylum for those in need of international protection and call for guarantees that no one is illegally returned to situations where they could risk serious harm due to violence.

The letter is available on its English and Spanish version below.

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