Mexico signs migratory labor agreement with Northern Triangle

Mexico signed an agreement of understanding on labor cooperation with the Northern Triangle to allow temporary workers from the three countries to work in Mexico via the Programa Laboral Migratorio Temporal (La Tribuna, 15 October 2016). The agreement allows temporary workers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to work in Mexico for no more than 180 days in the agriculture and service industries during high demand (El Universal). Mexicans can also work seasonally in these three countries and Mexican Labor Minister Alfonso Navarrete Prida commented that the memorandum represents a step toward instituting mechanisms for a regional solution to labor migration (La Tribuna).