Fear of the Unknown as Mexico Awaits the Trump Era

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Lima, Peru, Nov. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Lima, Peru, Nov. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
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MEXICO CITY — On the morning after the U.S. election, the front pages of Mexican dailies responded to Donald Trump’s win with shock. Given that Mexico found itself in Trump’s crosshairs throughout the race, Mexicans’ fears aren’t unfounded. But the U.S. president-elect might not be able to make good on every threat he made on the campaign trail. Consider the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Trump will face plenty of challenges to building the infamous wall that was a centerpiece of his candidacy. First off, physical obstacles abound, including the Algodones Sand Dunes in southern California; the Coronado National Forest in […]

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