Mexico president suggests U.S. citizenship for tree planting program

Mexico aimed to expand the program to Central America, which he said is currently planting 700,000 trees

  

MEXICO CITY- Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested on Thursday that the U.S. government could offer temporary work visas and eventually citizenship to those who take part in a vast tree planting program.

In remarks for the White House virtual climate summit, Lopez Obrador said that Mexico aimed to expand the program to Central America, which he said is currently planting 700,000 trees.

(Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel) ((Cassandra.Garrison@thomsonreuters.com; +52 55 6200 7873;))

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