Mexico upcoming president and Trump talk migration

In this photo framed by the leg of a television tripod, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador talks to the press during a rally to honor the victims of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, outside of the Santiago Tlatelolco Church in Mexico City, Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018. Mexico commemorated the 50th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest, killed by men with guns and soldiers ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has talked to U.S. President Donald Trump about plans for development projects in Central America aimed at reducing the need for people to emigrate north.

Lopez Obrador says the two “are going for cooperation on economic development” to give people an alternative to emigration.

Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday that he’d spoken to Lopez Obrador of Mexico.” In his words, it was a “Great call, we will work well together!”

Neither said whether they discussed Trump’s proposed border wall, an issue that vexed relations with outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Lopez Obrador wants the U.S. to join in an “alliance for progress” like President John F. Kennedy’s Latin America program launched in 1961.

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