Mexico should cancel meeting if they won't pay for wall

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said his country was in a position of strength in negotiations with US President Donald Trump, joking that the fellow tycoon was a negotiator, "not Terminator".

He responded to President Pena Nieto's statement by saying his counterpart should cancel the trip. But he said regarding trade, "Mexico has outnegotiated us and beat us to a pulp".

"They say 'you've hurt Mexico, you've ruined the relationship with them.' Who even referred to Mexico?" But the United States can not continue to lose vast amounts of business, vast amounts of companies, and millions and millions of people losing their jobs.

Americans also imported $5.5 billion of vegetables and $3.9 billion of fruit and nuts from our southern partner.

"Dialogue is the solution", Mr. Pena Nieto said Monday.

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Mr. Pena Nieto condemned the US decision and repeated that Mexico would not pay for the wall despite Mr. Trump's assertions that it would. "We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico".

"If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting".

Trump signed the executive orders, including one authorising the planned wall, on Wednesday just as a Mexican delegation led by Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrived at the White House.

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Donald Trump has called for a 20% tax on all Mexican imports into the U.S. to pay for the Mexico wall.

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The Republican-controlled Congress would need to supply billions of dollars more if the wall is to be anywhere near completed.

Trump made building a wall one of his top promises during the presidential campaign.

The U.S. leader instructed officials to begin to "plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border" and - perhaps more problematically - see how it could be funded.

CAP says changes in the relationship over the last 25 year have improved trade, cross-border migration and security cooperation.

However, instead of agreeing to the border wall, Peña ordered the government agencies, through his video statement, to step up protection for immigrants.

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