US-Mexico relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US-Mexico relations


Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Mexico agrees to deploy 6,000 National Guardsmen to reinforce its southern border, and to expand its policy of taking back migrants as the United States processes their asylum claims

DEAL? Mexico said Friday it will complete the deployment of 6,000 National Guardsmen to its southern border in four days' time and send 825 additional immigration officers under its deal with the US to slow migration. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Democrats slam Trump's use of trade threats against ally Mexico

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:20 AM

'What the world is tired of, and what I am tired of, is a president who consistently goes to war, verbal war, with our allies,' Senator Bernie Sanders, says on CNN's 'State of the Union'

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Mexican president says confident that U.S. will negotiate on tariffs

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:55 PM

A Mexican delegation will meet in Washington with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the surprise tariff

CONFIDENT. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he is confident that US will negotiate on the tariffs, as China imposed a new round for US products too. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

U.S. to hit Mexico with tariffs over 'illegal migrants'

May 31, 2019 - 1:30 PM

According to a White House statement, the tariff will rise to 10% on July 1, then increase by 5% increments each month until topping out at 25% on October 1

TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump deen on a video screen as he addresses the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo May 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Mexico 'concerned' by delays at U.S. border crossing points

Apr 27, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The situation on the border 'negatively impacts trade as well as the sources of employment and consumers in both countries,' Mexico's foreign ministry says

BORDER. A construction crew (R) works on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on April 24, 2019. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The agreement in principle, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, is far less than Trump had demanded

TRUMP IN EL PASO. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. extends troop deployment at Mexico border

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The unusual deployment was supposed to end in mid-December, but the Department of Homeland Security asked that it be extended until January, a date which is now further prolonged

WATCHFUL. A soldier from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion looks across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where a group of people hang out on the river bank on November 17, 2018. File photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Turning other cheek, Mexican president vows Trump talks

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Mexico like the rest of the world is about to begin a new era in our relations with the United States and in trade terms we want to give that relationship its fair value says Mexico s President Enrique Pena Nieto

NEW PHASE. In this file photo, then US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto prepare to deliver a joint press conference in Mexico City on August 31, 2016. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP