Mexico says presidential plane sale to help fund migration plan

June 12, 2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the planned sale of the former presidential airplane, and other aircraft from the prior government, would help fund a new migration control deal struck last week with the United States.

Lopez Obrador said the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s sale price would start at $150 million, according to a United Nations evaluation.

“About how much this plan is going to cost, let me say, we have the budget,” Lopez Obrador said at his regular daily news conference. “It would come out of what we’re going to receive from the sale of the luxurious presidential plane.”

(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon, editing by Hugh Bronstein)

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