On December 1, 2018, the newly elected Mexican President assumed office. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO.
Carlos Slim Helúfor, perhaps the world’s second richest man, is a Mexican Lebanese tycoon investor in the New York Times.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Mexican Oligarch, AdvanceAmerica payday lender, donated to Trump
Mexico, Agreements and other truths, thread by @saysDana “Truth #1 – Trump desperately wants a deal with MEXICO while Enrique Peña Nieto is still in office – Truth #2 – This is simply a deal with Mexico. NAFTA includes Canada. Let’s keep that one straight. Only Trump would deliver a “preliminary” message about NAFTA so that every sad MSM channel pivots from talking about John McCain. There is more to the NAFTA story it’s deeper.”
Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader Los Angeles Times By Tracy Wilkinson July 12, 2018
“On Friday [July 13], Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will lead the team to Mexico City for meetings with President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a feisty leftist populist who won a landslide victory on July 1, as well as his outgoing predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto, and other senior government officials. Pompeo will be accompanied by President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, who is nominally in charge of the Mexico portfolio. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a hard-liner on immigration, and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, whose office handles economic sanctions, also are on board. Trump reportedly has dubbed Lopez Obrador “Juan Trump.” Trump reportedly has dubbed Lopez Obrador “Juan Trump.” Lopez Obrador wants to alleviate poverty, expand employment and take the military out of the fight against drug trafficking. On Wednesday, he said he would cancel a scheduled $1.3-billion purchase of eight American helicopters for the Mexican navy. He also wants negotiations completed on the North American Free Trade Agreement, which seems to be a fast-fading priority at the White House. What sustained the Washington-Mexico City relationship under Trump, despite the tensions, was a back channel that Kushner created with the powerful foreign minister of Mexico, Luis Videgaray. He is on the meeting schedule Friday. Lopez Obrador was voted into office by a population fed up with official corruption and skyrocketing homicide rates.”
“We have to keep in mind how Mexico works. Mexico is run by the wealthy. People aren’t all living well. Many in poverty. Crime. Thus, they want out. There’s a reason for that.” Please review it all.