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  • Mexican, Canadian leaders reaffirm commitment to NAFTA

    10/12/2017 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 9:56 PM EDT
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reaffirmed their commitment to a trilateral renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking during a state visit by Trudeau in Mexico City, the leaders dodged questions seeking their reaction to comments made a day earlier by President Donald Trump about the possibility of the U.S. seeking bilateral agreements if it walks away from NAFTA. …
  • Cojones! Trump tells reporters he 'absolutely' still wants Mexico to pay for his border wall [tr]

    07/07/2017 7:42:53 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2017 | David Martosko
    Cojones! Trump tells reporters he 'absolutely' still wants Mexico to pay for his border wall – and Mexico's leader is right next to him listening President Donald Trump reiterated on Friday that he still wants Mexico to pay for a lengthy border wall separating America from its southern neighbor. And he did it with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto sitting just an arm's length away. Reporters had a few moments to pepper the two leaders with questions as their bilateral meeting on the margins of the G20 summit got underway. 'Mr. Trump do you still want Mexico to pay for...
  • Mexico to Merkel: we want 'significant increase' in trade

    06/11/2017 3:54:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies ^ | 10 June 2017 09:16 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Enrique Peña Nieto told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday he wants a significant increase in trade with the European Union, vowing to complete a new trade deal by year’s end. Peña Nieto’s Mexican government has been actively seeking new trade opportunities since US President Donald Trump came to office with a threat to curb Mexico’s privileged access to American markets. Mexico is currently in negotiations with the European Union to modernize a free trade agreement they signed 20 years ago. Both Merkel and Peña Nieto vowed on Friday to conclude the expanded deal by the end of the...
  • Mexican government says Trump never threatened to send troops to Mexico

    02/02/2017 5:35:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 2, 2017 | By Kate Linthicum and Cecilia Sanchez
    The Mexican government on Wednesday vehemently denied reports that President Trump threatened to send American soldiers into Mexico during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Such a threat “did not happen during that call,” said a government statement released on Twitter Wednesday night. "I know it with absolute certainty, there was no threat,” Peña Nieto spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said in a radio interview. “The things that have been said are nonsense and a downright lie." The Associated Press and a Mexican news website, Aristegui Noticias, reported earlier in the day that Trump had humiliated Peña Nieto during...
  • Nieto cancels Trump meeting, Peso takes a pounding, Trump stands firm, Nieto makes a phone call

    01/27/2017 10:55:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/17 | Robert Laurie
    Art of the Deal? The Mexican Peso has had a brutal year. The closer Trump got to winning, and the more likely his victory seemed, the further it’s value fell. In fact, immediately after Trump’s victory, Mexico’s currency plummeted a staggering 11%. The country’s currency hit a new record low as votes were being tallied, suffering an 11% drop. By early Wednesday morning, the peso regained some ground but it was still down more than 9%.
  • Trump wants 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for wall

    01/26/2017 12:44:15 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 139 replies
    President Donald Trump wants to impose at 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for the border wall, according to his White House press secretary. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Sean Spicer wouldn't give further details on the proposed tax. He described it as a beginning of a process that would be part of overall tax reform, but did describe it as a decision that Trump has already made. "This is something that we've been in close contact with both houses in moving forward and creating a plan," Spicer said. "It clearly provides the funding and does...
  • Trump Endorses Plan for 20% Tax on All Imports

    01/26/2017 1:12:48 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    New York Times ^ | JANUARY 26, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    PHILADELPHIA — President Trump plans to make Mexico pay for his border wall by imposing a 20 percent tax on all imports into the United States from Mexico, raising billions of dollars that would cover the cost of the new barrier. The proposal, which Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said the president discussed privately with congressional Republicans before giving remarks at a party retreat here, would be a major new economic proposal that could have far-reaching implications for consumers, manufacturers and relations between the two governments. Mr. Spicer said the 20 percent tax on annual Mexican imports would...
  • White House press secretary says border wall will be funded by 20% import tax on Mexican goods

    01/26/2017 12:47:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/26/2017 | By Joshua Partlow
    <p>MEXICO CITY--President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday called off a trip to Washington, after President Trump launched his plan to construct a border wall and insisted he would stick Mexico with the bill. The incident opened one of the most serious rifts in memory between the United States and its southern neighbor.</p>
  • Mexico’s President Cancels White House Visit After Trump Hits Cartels

    01/26/2017 11:20:29 AM PST · by Resettozero · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2017 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ AND BRANDON DARBY
    On Wednesday, Trump signed two executive orders dealing with enforcing current immigration laws and the construction of a border wall. Trump specifically called out Mexican cartels in the executive order. In response to the anti-cartel measures, Peña Nieto took to social media, as Breitbart Texas reported. In addition to denouncing the measure, Peña Nieto announced that he would be ordering the 50 Mexican Consulates in the U.S. to step up their efforts to protect “migrants”. The Mexican president made no mention of the fact that the migrants are one of the largest funding mechanisms for the cartels who reportedly helped...
  • Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada

    01/22/2017 1:26:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement."We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said at a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisers. "We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border."
  • Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA with leaders of Mexico, Canada

    01/22/2017 2:29:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    President Donald Trump said Sunday he will begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement when he meets with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. A central promise of Trump's campaign was that he would revamp the 23-year-old trade pact. At a White House event Sunday, Trump said he had scheduled meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. "We're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said. "Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?" he said. "I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA. But we're going to start renegotiating on NAFTA,...
  • Stunned Mexico ponders new relationship with US

    11/09/2016 9:26:28 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/9/2016 | MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hours after the United States elected Donald Trump to be its next president, Mexico began carefully laying the groundwork for a relationship with a new leader who campaigned against its citizens and threatened to wreak havoc with its economy. President Enrique Pena Nieto sent a series of messages from his official Twitter account Wednesday morning, congratulating not Trump himself but the American electorate, and said he was ready to work with Trump to advance the countries' relationship. "Mexico and the United States are friends, partners and allies that must continue collaborating for the competitiveness and development...
  • Giuliani shut down Mexican president during Trump meeting

    09/05/2016 7:15:44 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 5,2016 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani shut down discussion about payment for the border wall during Donald Trump’s meeting last week with the Mexican president because it wasn’t part of the “ground rules” for the Mexico City visit, the former New York mayor said Sunday. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto indeed brought up who would pay for a border wall — despite Trump’s initial claim it wasn’t discussed — but Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union” he snuffed out the subject quickly in favor of common ground. “I said that it was off the table,” Giuliani said. “We had ground rules...
  • Donald Trump: International Man of Diplomacy — yes, really

    09/01/2016 7:11:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Charles Hurt
    Give that man a Nobel Peace Prize! Donald Trump — the modern day Paul Revere — rocked the political world when he jumped into the race last year warning about the invasion across America’s southern border that politicians in both parties had been desperately trying to cover up for years. Actually, Revere did not have it nearly so hard as Mr. Trump, who was branded a bigot and a racist and anti-American for simply arguing that America should enforce our duly-enacted immigration laws and secure our border. Mr. Trump stuck with the issue and rode it all the way to...
  • Jorge Ramos rips Mexican president for not standing up to Trump

    08/31/2016 4:06:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 31, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    A prominent Mexican TV news anchor is blasting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for inviting Donald Trump to Mexico City. Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision and Fusion, criticized Peña Nieto for not holding Trump accountable for some of his previous rhetoric on illegal immigration and Mexican-Americans. Instead, during a joint press conference in Mexico Wednesday, Peña affirmed that the two men would work together to end illegal immigration if Trump is elected president. "What a poor, lukewarm and fearful response by [Nieto] before Trump," Ramos tweeted in Spanish Wednesday. Where is the indignation to Trump's insults?" "Trump leaves Mexico without...
  • Donald trump Arrives In Mexico City Takes Helicopter Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

    08/31/2016 12:08:30 PM PDT · by GilGil · 80 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/23/2016 | Youtube
    US Republican candidate Donald Trump has arrived in Mexico to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto. The trip is contentious as during his campaign Mr Trump has branded Mexican migrants "rapists" and "murderers", and vowed to build a wall along the border. He will face protests on his visit, with ex-President Vicente Fox among those saying he is not welcome. Mr Trump will later fly to Phoenix, Arizona, to deliver a key speech on measures to tackle illegal immigration.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump-Nieto Meeting Confirmed — It’s On (for tomorrow)

    08/30/2016 7:44:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 209 replies
    Polizette ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jon Conradi
    LifeZette has confirmed that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Peña Nieto. Sources, that include Mexican officials involved in the planning of the visit, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stated the meeting would cover a broad variety of topics ranging from trade to security to immigration and the contentious issue of border enforcement.
  • Trump to visit Mexico, meet with Pena Nieto ahead of immigration speech

    08/31/2016 6:19:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-31-2016 | Fox News
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to detour from the campaign trail on Wednesday to visit Mexico and meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto at his invitation, a surprise trip scheduled just hours before Trump delivers an immigration policy speech in Arizona. Nieto and Trump each confirmed late Tuesday that Trump accepted the invitation and the two would meet in private Wednesday. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told Fox News the two would discuss illegal immigration, trade and drugs. Trump running mate Mike Pence also said they would begin a conversation about a proposed border wall, along with other issues.
  • Mexico president says he's willing to meet with Trump

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  • Mexico president says he's willing to meet with Trump

    08/17/2016 3:59:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2016
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday he was willing to meet with Donald Trump, months after comparing the Republican presidential candidate to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. "Yes, I would meet with him," Pena Nieto said, referring to Trump in a pre-taped television interview broadcast on Tuesday night. "I have never met him. I can't agree with some of the things he has said, but I will be absolutely respectful and will seek to work with whomever becomes the next president of the United States." (Reporting by Anahi Rama and Alexandra Alper; Eduiting by Nick Macfie)