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Mexico Warns That Abandoning NAFTA Could End Broader Cooperation

Posted October 11, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(David Agren – The Guardian)

Mexico’s foreign minister has warned that terminating NAFTA could bring relations with the US to a breaking point, raising the prospect that bilateral cooperation against drug trafficking and illegal migration could be adversely affected by Donald Trump’s bellicose trade rhetoric.

The threat from the foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, came as Donald Trump once again threatened to tear up the three-country trade treaty between the US, Canada and Mexico ahead of a fourth round of Nafta negotiations.

Mexico and the US work closely on issues such as border security, combatting drug cartels and efforts to stop migrants reaching the US border, but relations between the two neighbors have grown increasingly tense since Trump launched his election campaign on a wave of anti-Mexican sentiment. Click here to read more.

Related: Mexico Warns U.S. About Ending NAFTA Trade Deal (BBC)