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Mexico says it will not pay for border wall

President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto during a television broadcast in Mexico City, Mexico, 25 January 2017.  - EPA

President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto during a television broadcast in Mexico City, Mexico, 25 January 2017. - EPA

26/01/2017 09:10

(Vatican Radio) Mexico`s President has again condemned a Border Wall reiterating his country will never pay for it.  James Blears in Mexico says a major confrontation between the Presidents next Tuesday is on the cards, if neither moderate their rhetoric.

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is  due to go to Washington next Tuesday for a meeting  with US President Donald Trump. But following Trump`s  latest announcement, that  a Border Wall will indeed be constructed as soon as possible,  and Mexico will certainly end up paying it,  even via a complicated method,  shows that  political ground has been cut from beneath the Mexican Government.  Accordingly,  Pena Nieto has yet again condemned the expected yet unwelcome move, reiterating his refusal to cough up a red cent or even a centavo. 

Yet there`s a very real possibility that the North American Free Trade Agreement might be scrapped in a  stroke of a pen, via an Executive Presidential Order, unless Pena Nieto complies by towing the line.

Senior opposition leaders in Mexico are urging the President to cancel his Official visit. 

 

 

26/01/2017 09:10