Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet January 31

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the meeting would take place January 31, and Trump and Pena Nieto are to discuss trade, immigration and security. It said Pena Nieto congratulated Trump on his inauguration and expressed willingness to work for the benefit of both countries "with a focus on respect for the sovereignty of both nations and shared responsibility".

US President Donald Trump pledged Sunday to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in upcoming talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

The delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who said in an interview late on Friday that he will meet with senior White House aides as well as newly-confirmed U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly.

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Lopez Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor mounting his third presidential bid, said at a rally in the border city of Ciudad Acuna that he would "stop the hate promoted by propaganda against migrants".

Police and demonstrators clash in downtown Washington after a limo was set on fire. "What Mexicans are saying to Trump is that we do not agree with the construction of the wall".

Trump praised the Mexican leader, saying: "The president has been really very awesome and I think we are going to have a very good result for Mexico, for the United States, for everybody involved".

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This month, Ford canceled a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico, saying it would instead invest $700 million in MI, after a similar move by United Technologies Corp's Carrier unit a few weeks after Trump's election win in November.

Nevertheless, Pena Nieto is not in a strong position.

Protesters have built a cardboard wall outside the USA embassy in Mexico City, with an effigy of Donald Trump on top which was pulled down and set on fire. His approval ratings are the lowest for any president in years, and there is simmering discontent over a gasoline price hike this month that spurred nationwide protests and looting.

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"Neither confrontation nor submission: the solution is dialogue and negotiation", Pena Nieto said in a speech outlining his strategy for relations with Trump.


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