Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets to protest against America’s President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and promises to make the nation pay for his divider (border wall).
It is turning out to be Mexico’s greatest protest yet, about 20 cities joined the march supported by many colleges, business affiliations and city associations. US and Mexican relations have jumped to their lowest point since January 20.
United President Donald Trump, who launched his presidential campaign calling Mexican immigration ‘crooks’ and ‘attackers,’ has enraged the United States’ southern neighbour with his arrangement to stop illicit migration by building a wall on the fringe and his promises to make Mexico pay for it.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a January 31 trip to Washington over Trump’s request that Mexico will fund the divider. Trump has also fashioned devastation on the Mexican economy with his threats to end the nation’s favoured exchange association(trade) with the United States.
The Mexican peso has taken a beating about each time Trump demanded renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), attacked car producers and different organisations that operate in Mexico, or promised to slap, steep tarrif on Mexican-made merchandise. United States receives 80 percent of its exports from the Mexico.
The confrontation has fed devoted pride in Mexico, where United States organizations like Coca-Cola, Starbucks and McDonald’s are the targets of boycot campaigns. Many individuals have taken to putting the Mexican flag in their profile pictures via web-based networking media.
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