Will U.S.-Mexico Relations Continue Deteriorating?

˙ Latin America Advisor

Tensions boiled over between the United States and Mexico recently amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s advancement of a plan to build a multi-billion-dollar wall along the countries’ shared border and his continued insistence that he will force Mexico to pay for it. The situation led Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel a planned meeting with Trump in Washington and reiterate that his country would not pay for the wall. Are U.S.-Mexico relations likely to deteriorate further, or will Trump and Peña Nieto find common ground? What actions does Mexico need to take in its relations with the United States in order to preserve its interests? How is the feud affecting domestic politics in Mexico, such as the following of populist politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador?

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