The governors of Mexican states bordering Texas are trying to strengthen ties with Gov. Greg Abbott to avoid another costly backup of cargo truck traffic on the border.
“We want to build a relationship with him [based] on confidence, on truth,” said Chihuahua Gov. Maria Eugenia Campos Galvan during a visit to Ciudad Juarez.
Five days after detailing her security strategy in a meeting with the governor of Texas, she showcased her plan in this border city, a major drug and human-smuggling corridor experiencing a spike in violence.
“There’s no doubt that the most important guarantee a government can provide is the possibility [of] living, growing and working in peace,” she told a group of special guests that included the mayor and business leaders.
Security was tight, and nearly 100 state police officers stood in formation during a presentation that included an action-packed video detailing Plataforma Centinela – Sentinel in English.