The US has a polarised polity, with intense divisions that affect communities and families. Trump’s rise symbolises these toxic trends, but he is only the manifestation of the disease, not its cause.
The Mexican government faces the dilemma of abandoning negotiations or accepting a disastrous agreement that would deepen its subordination to the US.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be open to bilateral trade pacts with Mexico or Canada if a deal cannot be reached to substantially revise NAFTA.
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While Mexico and Canada helped change Trump’s mind, so did members of his cabinet, US lawmakers and US producers that would be hurt by a US exit from NAFTA, a Mexican minister said.
US-Mexican trade relations have been strained by Trump’s repeated vow to scrap the NAFTA deal if he cannot secure better terms for US workers and industry.
The Trump administration is pressing Mexico to do more to stem the flow of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the region in its ambitious plan for central America.
There’s ample space to renegotiate some terms from the original agreement that would improve social welfare across the region.
Trump’s policies have not only brought the world to the verge of war, but are also affecting global humanitarian and environmental programmes negatively.
Trump will take opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the US-Mexican border and roll back Barack Obama’s policies, including Obamacare.
Mexico’s relationship with China appeared to cool after Pena Nieto scrapped high-profile rail and retail projects that were supposed to usher in a new era of business between the manufacturing rivals.
Enrique Pena Nieto rebuked Trump as a threat to his country just hours after painting a positive picture of talks the two held to try to defuse tensions over the US presidential hopeful’s anti-Mexican campaign rhetoric.