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US Secretary Pompeo in Mexico to meet newly elect leftist Andres Obrador

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations.


PTI 13 Jul 2018, 05:08 AM Mexico, United States
  • The wall wasn't mentioned. Lopez Obrador will replace President Enrique Pena Nieto in December. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations.

Joining Pompeo today will be President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen.

US-Mexico ties have deteriorated significantly under Trump, who campaigned on building a border wall and has repeatedly blamed Mexico for economic and social problems in the U.S.

However, following the landslide victory of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, tensions have eased. Both leaders made positive statements following a telephone call earlier this month. The wall wasn't mentioned. Lopez Obrador will replace President Enrique Pena Nieto in December.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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