Mexico to announce work visa program for Central Americans

Mexico will present a program this week to give Central Americans temporary visas to work on public infrastructure projects, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday.

Mexico to offer work visas to Central Americans for public infrastructure projects.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the program will provide temporary visas for skilled labor to work on construction projects, including a freight rail line and a tourist train.

Lopez Obrador has been pushing for investment in Central America to reduce migration. Details of the program, including the number of visas and which projects it will cover, have not been released.