A new round of food aid will be sent to Mexico, which is already struggling with the worst drought in its history and a severe outbreak of cholera, the U.S. military said on Monday.
The U.N. and Mexican military have been fighting over the country’s agricultural production and its distribution in recent years.
The food aid is meant to help Mexico deal with its chronic food shortages.
In a statement, the Pentagon said it was sending food parcels to Mexico to be distributed through a food distribution center in the southern city of Tijuana.
The Pentagon said the food aid was part of the U,S.
effort to improve relations between the countries and address security concerns.
The two nations have been embroiled in a decade-long dispute over the use of the military’s Predator drone program to hunt drug cartels.
A United Nations report in November said Mexico was responsible for about 40 percent of the choleria cases and cholery deaths in the country.
The country is trying to address those concerns by reducing its reliance on pesticides and developing a plan to secure its agricultural land.