Mexico Proposes Redirecting U.S. Security Aid to Address Migrant Crisis – The Wall Street Journal

MEXICO CITY—Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to take the security aid his country receives from the U.S. and use the money instead for an ambitious development plan for Central America and southern Mexico to help stop migration.

Mr. López Obrador, a leftist nationalist, took office in December with a plan to fight Mexico’s security crisis by promoting economic development rather than by taking down drug lords. Mexico had a record number of homicides last year—many linked to organized crime—and murders are…