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Mexico, USA Talk on Immigration, But under Tariff Threats

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Delegations from the United States and Mexico are continuing on Thursday their talks in Washington in order to find some alternatives to reduce the flow of immigrants to the common border.
 
The talks, amid US President Donald Trump's threats to impose a five percent tariff on Mexican products as of June 10 and gradually increase them to 25 percent on October 1, had a first round on Wednesday at the White House.
 
Trump, who made the threats on May 30, intends with that measure, which is rejected by diverse voices, that Mexico carries out some actions to reverse this situation in the border area.
 
On Wednesday, US Vice President Mike Pence met with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, in the executive mansion behind closed doors. The head of US diplomacy Mike Pompeo and other representatives of the two nations also participated in the meeting.
 
According to the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, each party defended their arguments firmly, and just as we expected, none of the two countries agree completely during the two-hour meeting. / PL

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