Lopez Obrador, shortly before meeting with the vice president of the US, said the money encouraged ‘competition’.
Mexico has sent a letter to other countries asking the United States to explain the costs of the anti-corruption group, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said shortly before he was summoned by US Vice President Kamala Harris.
Lopez Obrador says the protests were launched with the help of Mexican anti-corruption and anti-corruption activists. He also said that the group wants to undermine his government.
Lopez Obrador, explains that funding, including funding from the US Agency for International Development, known as USAID, undermines Mexico’s sovereignty.
“That is why we are asking the (US government) to make this clear. A foreign government cannot fund political parties,” he said.
On its website, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity registers USAID among its financial aid providers.
In a statement issued by the ambassador to Lopez Obrador on Friday, Mexico acknowledged the role of the federal government and was keen to curb corruption, but also said that those affiliated with the group had “spoken out against the Mexican government.
The letter, written Thursday, called on U.S. ambassadors to confirm financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and, if so, suspend it.
On Thursday, Mexicans fighting corruption and poverty wrote on Twitter that his work was legitimate.
“We reiterate that our work is legitimate,” he said, rejecting any intervention, while calling for the allegations to be a constant threat to the government.
Lopez Obrador’s complaints came hours before he was scheduled to meet Friday with Harris to discuss the move and other matters.
Lopez Obrador, however, said he would not raise the issue at a meeting with Harris, Biden’s former general manager, in response to a large influx of immigrants to US-Mexico.
At the same meeting, Harris and Lopez Obrador agreed to address the so-called causes of migration in Central America – violence and corruption.