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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Drug War

Mexico Should Make Trump Pay For The Drug War

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto can continue to do Washington’s bidding, ensuring his political demise, or he can challenge Trump by asking why Mexico should fight North America’s drug war on its own soil and at its own expense. If Trump persists in sending a bill to Mexico City for his wall, Mexico should seriously consider sending a bill in return to Washington to pay for the U.S. drug war.

February 11, 2017
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6 Countries Trump Has Already Insulted And Provoked

Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.

February 5, 2017
Trump, U.S. - Mexico relations

Why U.S.-Mexican Relations Are On The Brink

Like so many previously held assumptions, the assumed alliance and cooperation between the United States and Mexico is being tested, if not toppled. Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto is confronted with an unapologetic Trump ready to tear up the 23-year old NAFTA, deport millions of illegal Mexican immigrants, and build his wall.

January 31, 2017
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico President Cancels Trump Summit As Wall Taunt Deepens Spat

Taking a page out of Trump’s playbook, President Enrique Pena Nieto fired the salvo on Twitter, after Trump’s call for Mexico to foot the bill for his planned wall prompted a groundswell of calls in Mexico for next week’s meeting to be called off.

January 26, 2017
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox attends a religious service of the late Lorenzo Zambrano in San Pedro Garza Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey in this May 14, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Says America Has Gone Back To The Days Of ‘Gringo Feo’ — The Ugly American

In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said that America was in the midst of a demagogic, populist presidential campaign, recalling the old days of “Gringo Feo” — the Ugly American.

September 14, 2016

Trump Can’t Meet His Own Standards

Critics were right Wednesday in blasting CNN commentators for describing Republican Donald Trump as presidential. He had given remarks beside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. As the Washington Posts’s Greg Sargent predicted, he didn’t vomit. He didn’t urinate. So … he’s presidential!

September 2, 2016

Cartoon: With Trump In Mexico

“We didn’t discuss that. Who pays for the wall? We didn’t discuss.”

September 1, 2016
A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the visit of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Trump’s Mexico Visit Stirs Outrage: ‘We Don’t Want Him’

“You’re coming to take your picture with the very people you’ve offended,” Miguel Barbosa, of the leftist opposition Democratic Revolution Party, told Trump on Twitter. “Get out!”

September 1, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico Contradicts Trump On Paying For Border Wall, Clouding Visit

“At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall,” Pena Nieto said in a tweet after not mentioning the issue during their joint news conference.

August 31, 2016
Trump, U.S. - Mexico relations

Trump Says He, Mexican Leader Discussed Border Wall But Not Who Pays

“We did discuss the wall, we didn’t discuss payment of the wall, that will be at a later date, this was a very preliminary meeting, it was an excellent meeting,” Trump said.

August 31, 2016

Trump Mexico Visit Draws Ire From Political Leaders

Peña Nieto once compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini, but confirmed on Twitter that he had invited the Republican presidential hopeful “to discuss bilateral relations.”

August 31, 2016

WATCH: Canadians Chant ‘Four More Years’ to President Obama

Stephen Colbert turned his focus on the “Three Amigos” North American summit last night, mocking the awkward three-way handshake between President Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and highlighting the Canadian parliaments heartfelt farewell to Obama.

July 1, 2016
(L-R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama walk together at the National Gallery of Canada at the start of the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa, Canada, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Three Amigos’ North American Summit Presents A United Front

This partnership will see our countries stand side by side as we work toward the common goal of a North America that is competitive, that encourages clean growth, and that protects our shared environment now and for generations to come,” pronounced summit host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

June 30, 2016
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What World Leaders Have Been Saying About Donald Trump

Outside of the increasingly fascist looking rallies he has been holding, the rest of the world is shocked by the antics of the Republican Party’s lead candidate.

March 8, 2016

Mexican President Says Won’t Pay For Trump Wall, Makes Hitler Warning

Peña Nieto says Trump taking advantage of fear after an economic crisis: “That’s how Mussolini got in, that’s how Hitler got in.”

March 7, 2016

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the mansion, part of Pena’s two-day […]

August 26, 2014