Mexico is organizing the response to face Donald Trump

A detail of the mural by Mexican artist Luis Sotelo called "We are migrants, not criminals" in Tonatico, Mexico, June 25, 2016.
A detail of the mural by Mexican artist Luis Sotelo called “We are migrants, not criminals” in Tonatico, Mexico, June 25, 2016.

“Mexico and the United States are allies,” insists the Mexican foreign minister, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, in response to xenophobic Donald Trump. Mexican diplomacy is mobilizing to counter the anti-Mexican program of the Republican candidate for the US presidential election. The idea is to transform the Mexican diaspora in the United States as a pressure group.

“When they insult you, there is a reaction,” was released to the press on July 19, Carlos Sada, Mexican Ambassador in Washington on the sidelines of the Republican convention. The diplomat was responding to the formulas to the punch spoken for months by Mr. Trump against Mexican immigrants, described as “criminals” and “rapists”. The Republican candidate wants to build a wall along the border between the two countries, funded by the Mexicans. He also promises to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico, considered unfavorable to the Americans.

“Protectionist measures would cause a tsunami on the economy of Mexico, 80% of exports go to the US, worries Iliana Rodriguez, specialist in international relations at the Technological Institute of Monterrey. Worse, a migratory persecution could hit six million undocumented Mexicans in the United States.

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