Categories for Mexico

31,501. 12/10/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/MEXICO/NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nancy Pelosi sat Mexico’s top trade negotiator and foreign minister down in her office and gave the two men an ultimatum. It was late September, and Democrats feared Mexico was not going to implement labor protections mandated by the new North American trade agreement. So Pelosi convened a small, private meeting, looked Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in the eye, and said: ‘You have got to do this.’ They backed down…On Tuesday [12-10-19], top trade officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada finalized a sweeping agreement to update the old NAFTA trade deal in an unusual alliance that won the backing of the powerful AFL-CIO labor federation, President Donald Trump and House Democrats.”

Megan Cassella, “‘We ate their lunch’: How Pelosi got to ‘yes’ on Trump’s trade deal,” Politico, December 10, 2019 2:56 pm

31,331. 12/7/2019

CANADA/MEXICO/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/USMCA: “Hard to believe, but if Nancy Pelosi had put our great Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada, USMCA, up for a vote long ago, our economy would be even better. If she doesn’t move quickly, it will collapse!”

Donald Trump,, December 7, 2019 1:54 pm

31,297. 12/6/2019

MEXICO/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “All necessary work has been completed to declare Mexican Cartels terrorist organizations. Statutorily we are ready to do so. However, at the request of a man who I like and respect, and has worked so well with us, President Andres Manuel @LopezObrador_ we….”

Donald Trump,, December 6, 2019 6:39 pm

31,296. 12/6/2019

MEXICO/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….will temporarily hold off this designation and step up our joint efforts to deal decisively with these vicious and ever-growing organizations!”

Donald Trump,, December 6, 2019 6:39 pm

31,101. 11/30/2019

CANADA/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: One year ago today, President @realDonaldTrump signed the #USMCA with Canada and Mexico. It now sits on Nancy Pelosi’s desk…”

Donald Trump,, November 30, 2019 6:48 pm

31,056. 11/27/2019

DRUGS/FOREIGN POLICY/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A border wall. Mass deportations. Punishing tariffs. A halt to foreign aid. An end to a decades-old trade deal. For years, President Trump has pressured or wielded threats against Mexico, hoping to force a policy change, excite his political base, or both. This week, he did it again, announcing that he planned to designate Mexican drug trafficking groups as terrorist organizations. Mr. Trump, who made the remarks in an interview with the former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, didn’t specify which of the mosaic of criminal groups he intended to slap with the label. But the reaction in Mexico has been swift — and negative — as the nation considered the implications. Mexican officials have suggested that the terrorist designations could challenge their nation’s sovereignty, and the foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, is seeking high-level talks with Trump administration officials about the matter.”

Kirk Semple and Lara Jakes, “Mexican Leader Draws Line on Trump Terrorist Plan: ‘Interventionism: No’,” The New York Times online, November 27, 2019

30,348. 11/7/2019

ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. ethanol producers, increasingly exasperated by President Donald Trump’s policies that they say have hurt sales of biofuels, are focusing on expanding sales in Mexico to help make up the difference. The U.S. Grains Council, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Mexican Association of Service Station Equipment Suppliers have been working with Mexican officials to host workshops in Mexico to promote the use of a 10 percent blend of ethanol, referred to as E10, in the nation’s transportation fuel. They’re targeting Mexican gas station owners, petroleum equipment retailers, and state and federal agriculture and energy officials. In July, Mexican fuel retailers visited the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association to see firsthand the benefits of using ethanol. American ethanol exports to Mexico are currently primarily for industrial uses like perfumes, solvents and beverages, but more retailers in border cities are buying pre-blended E10 at U.S. terminals for resale at convenience stores and service stations.”

Madi Bolanos, “Ethanol producers look to Mexico after Trump biofuel plan,” Politico, November 7, 2019 5:05 am

30,295. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DRUGS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!”

Donald Trump,, November 5, 2019 8:28 am

30,294. 11/5/2019

MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”

Donald Trump,, November 5, 2019 8:25 am

30,293. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DRUGS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these…..” 

Donald Trump,, November 5, 2019 8:25 am

29,302. 10/9/2019

DEMS/ECONOMY/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @IngrahamAngle: Dems are now willing to hurt our economy AND the economy of Mexico—all to deny Trump a win on USMCA. Mexico is urging P…”

Donald Trump,, October 9, 2019 9:10 am

28,336. 9/11/2019

BORDER/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I had an excellent telephone conversation with Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico, talking about Southern Border Security, and various other things of mutual interest for the people of our respective countries….”

Donald Trump,, September 11, 2019 7:23 pm

28,193. 9/7/2019

BORDER/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘In 22 years of patrolling our Southern Border, I have never seen Mexico act like a true Border Security Partner until President Trump got involved, and now they are stepping up to the plate and doing what they need to do.’ Brandon Judd, National Border Patrol”

Donald Trump,, September 7, 2019 8:14 am

27,984. 8/31/2019

BORDER/MEXICO/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @JimInhofe: A historic meeting with U.S. military & Mexican officials protecting both sides of our southern border. Due to joint coopera…”

Donald Trump,, August 31, 2019 7:11 am

27,235. 8/6/2019

IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits skyrocketed under President Donald Trump, according to State Department data obtained by POLITICO. Between Oct. 1 and July 29, the State Department denied 5,343 immigrant visa applications for Mexican nationals on the grounds that the applicants were so poor or infirm that they risked becoming a ‘public charge,’ according to the statistics. That’s up from just seven denials for Mexican applicants in fiscal year 2016, the last full year under former President Barack Obama. The number of public charge denials for applicants from all nations also rose during the past year. Preliminary data obtained by POLITICO shows 12,179 visa rejections on public charge grounds through July 29 — which puts the department on pace to surpass last year’s total. The State Department disqualified only 1,033 people on public charge grounds in fiscal 2016.”

Ted Hesson, “Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department,” Politico, August 6, 2019 6:09 pm


27,233. 8/6/2019

BORDER/ENVIRONMENT/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat. The injunction request filed Tuesday seeks to halt work on 68 miles (109 kilometers) of replacement barriers at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and San Pedro National Conservation Area before the start of construction on Aug. 21…The barriers currently at the three sites block vehicles from passing but still allow wildlife to move through. Environmental groups said the 30-foot (9.1-meter) replacement bollards that the Trump administration plans to erect would prevent the cross-border migration of wildlife. The replacement barriers would negatively affect the movement of bighorn sheep and the endangered Sonoran pronghorn at Organ Pipe and Cabeza Prieta, the environmental groups argued.”

Jacques Billeaud, “Groups tries to stop Trump’s border-wall efforts in Arizona,” The Associated Press, August 6, 2019

27,070. 7/31/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Guatemala’s refugee agency meets only sporadically and operates on a bare-bones basis, adding to doubts about how the crime-wracked, impoverished Central American country will cope with a surge in asylum-seekers under a deal signed with Washington. Guatemala’s shortcomings raise doubts about U.S. migration deal signed with Washington.Under Friday’s [8-2-19] accord, Guatemala becomes a so-called ‘safe third country,’ turning it into a buffer zone for migrants trying to reach the United States, and potentially lifting applications for asylum in Guatemala from a few hundred a year to tens of thousands. U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed Mexico and Guatemala to sign such agreements to make asylum-seekers passing through their territory solicit safe haven in those countries, and not in the United States.”

Sophia Menchu, “Guatemala’s shortcomings raise doubts about U.S. migration deal,” Reuters, July 31, 2019 12:06 pm

26,817. 7/22/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico has sharply reduced migration across its territory toward the United States, officials say, and recent polls suggest hardening local attitudes toward migrants who remain in the country. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced Monday [7-22-19] that Mexico had reduced northward migration by 36.2%. He credited the National Guard and a tightening of immigration enforcement for the change, all part of a 45-day trial to prove to the United States that measures to stem migration are working. Ebrard’s announcement comes on the heels of a poll released last week that suggests attitudes are changing in a country that welcomed many migrants just a year ago, when ordinary citizens offered food and donations to people making their way from Central and South America to the US-Mexico border. The poll, conducted by the Washington Post and Mexican newspaper Reforma, showed a sizable majority of Mexicans feel that increased migration through the country from Central America is a burden on their economy and services. Just over half also favor deporting more migrants, according to the poll.”

Natalie Gallón, Nick Paton Walsh and Tatiana Arias, “Mexico: US-bound migration has been cut by 30%,” CNN Politics,, July 22, 2019 7:05 pm

26,816. 7/22/2019

BORDER/ICE/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun using DNA testing at seven locations along the southern border to identify individuals who pose as families, the agency said Monday [7-22-19]. The implementation of DNA testing along parts of the US-Mexico border is part of a concerted effort by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration, as the number of apprehensions at the border continue to outpace recent years. The DNA testing, in particular, takes direct aim at individuals posing as families amid the increase in families at the border. The administration has argued that people are using children to get into the US, knowing they’ll be released. Out of the 102 family DNA tests administered last week, 85 were found to have a familial connection, ICE said. Seventeen came out negative, and 16 of those were referred for prosecution. Migrants have to consent to the test, which can provide results in about 90 minutes. The information collected in the DNA test is not stored or shared, ICE says.”

-Priscilla Alvarez, “ICE ramps up DNA testing for migrant families along the southern border,” CNN Politics,, July 22, 2019 6:51 pm

26,523. 7/12/2019

BORDER/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Earlier this year President @realDonaldTrump declared the border crisis a national emergency and today Mexico is doing more to secu…”

Donald Trump,, July 12, 2019 5:14 pm

26,507. 7/12/2019

AUTO INDUSTRY/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….companies to come to the USA and to get companies that have left us for other lands to COME BACK HOME. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and fast. But very happy with the deal I made,…”

Donald Trump,, July 12, 2019 7:48 am

26,506. 7/12/2019

CHINA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..if Mexico produces (which I think they will). Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed! China is similar, except they devalue currency & subsidize companies to lessen effect of 25% Tariffs. So far, little effect to consumers. Companies will relocate to U.S.”

Donald Trump,, July 12, 2019 7:48 am

26,482. 7/11/2019

CANADA/JOBS/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PAChamber: Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. state…”

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 10:26 pm

26,457. 7/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/BORDER/CHINA/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!” 

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 9:04 am

26,246. 7/3/2019

BORDER/DEMS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico is doing a far better job than the Democrats on the Border. Thank you Mexico!” 

Donald Trump,, July 3, 2019 3:23 pm