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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by telephone on Wednesday to discuss how to address the causes behind a jump in U.S.-bound migration from Central America.

A sharp increase in apprehensions on the U.S.-Mexico border has posed one of the biggest political challenges to the new administration of U.

S. President Joe Biden.

Lopez Obrador has deployed the military and police to stem the flow of people from Central America to the United States, and during the call Harris thanked him for his cooperation on immigration issues, according to a U.S. statement.

“They agreed to continue to work together to address the root causes of migration from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – including poverty, violence, and lack of economic opportunity,” the statement said.

Harris, who Biden last month designated to lead the U.S. response to the immigration challenge, updated Lopez Obrador on American “efforts to surge humanitarian assistance to the Northern Triangle region”, the statement added.

For its part, the Mexican presidency said in a statement the call included discussions to “promote orderly, safe and regular migration”, as well as protections for minors.

“There is a willingness on our part to join forces in the fight against human smuggling and the protection of human rights, especially of girls and boys,” Lopez Obrador said on Twitter after his conversation with Harris.

The two sides also agreed to boost cooperation to target human smuggling and human trafficking.

(Reporting by Raul Cortes and Drazen Jorgic in Mexico City, and Nandita Bose in Washington D.C.; Editing by Dave Graham)

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DANIEL CORMIER said Ben Askren was 'laughing all the way to the back' after being knocked out by Jake Paul.

The retired UFC welterweight was stopped in two minutes following a simple one-two combination.

3Ben Askren pictured with wife Amy

Askren, 36, barely got an attack off during the fight but did make it to his feet after being floored.

Still, it was not enough to convince the referee he was stable enough to continue, with the fight waved off afterwards.

Askren was captured afterwards smiling as he made his way out of the arena with his wife Amy.

Cormier, 41, tweeted: "Wait a minute, did Askren get us all?

"Like this is some magician stuff he wasn’t laughing on his way to the back was he? Cmon Ben lol @Benaskren."

Askren was guaranteed a £360,000 purse but bonuses after the pay-per-view sales means he can expect to clear £1million.

And fans accused the retired fighter of cashing out with an underwhelming performance.

Thats ben walking to the bank right now.

— Adam Shiek (@adam_shiek) April 18, 2021

Ben right now. pic.twitter.com/GgVsaAzzUF

— Michael Cooley (@Silky_Moose) April 18, 2021

I mean he made it clear he might lose, and he also just made $1M for 60 seconds of his time. And now he just goes back to wrestling. I’d be smiling too.

— Jesse (@jesseg183) April 18, 2021

Fake fight , only for money , I Think they set up this

— Rafal_ski (@Eryk25073736) April 18, 2021

So Ben Askren can take a punch from some of the most lethal men on the planet in the UFC but cant go a round with Jake Paul. Nothing and nobody will ever convince me that this was anything other than a fix. A complete embarrassment to the sport of professional boxing

— Gerry Twomz ???? (@TwomeyGerard) April 18, 2021

Just saw the Jake Paul/Askren stoppage. What a load of guff. Ref said he was stumbling... not when he walked forward he wasnt, he took a step to the right. Fix at the highest level.

— Dan B (@DannoGB) April 18, 2021

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One said: "Just saw the Jake Paul/Askren stoppage. What a load of guff.

"Ref said he was stumbling... not when he walked forward he wasn't, he took a step to the right. Fix at the highest level."

Another said: "So Ben Askren can take a punch from some of the most lethal men on the planet in the UFC but cant go a round with Jake Paul.

"Nothing and nobody will ever convince me that this was anything other than a fix. A complete embarrassment to the sport of professional boxing."

Askren was subject to ridicule online as he was stopped by the social media star - but later admitted it was justifiable.

He said: "It's probably deserved. I got knocked out by Jake Paul, it's f***ing embarrassing."

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