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Migrants line up at a food counter in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 28, 2018 (Photo by Omar Martinez for dpa via AP Images).

Trump’s Strangest Trade Idea Yet

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

The U.S. government is still shut down over President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a wall on the southern border. Children, mainly from Central America, are dying in a desperate effort to cross that border and escape violence in their home countries. So how in the world did somebody in the Trump administration decide it might be a good idea to cut trade ties with some of those countries?

Though trade officials would not confirm it, an unnamed official told McClatchy last week that the administration is considering kicking the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Nicaragua out of the U.S. trade agreement to which they are parties, along with Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras. ...

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