'Mexico relationship with Trump closer than with previous U.S. governments'

Secretary of State Tillerson rallies support for Venezuela sanctions

Trump continues to insist that Mexico ultimately will pay for his promised border wall and must accept changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement or he'll quit the accord. Perhaps he should just cut off their foreign aid, the president groused.

One of Tillerson's first trips as secretary was to Mexico a year ago, but this will be the first time he travels further south in the role.

The spokesperson confirmed "China is a major worldwide buyer of Latin American bulk commodities, and imports more and more agricultural and high value-added products from the region".

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray speaks as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on during a joint news conference in Mexico City, Mexico February 2, 2018.

Just recently, he falsely tweeted that Mexico is the most risky country in the world and was quoted as saying that El Salvador and Haiti are "shithole countries".

Tillerson's conciliatory speech was in sharp contrast with Trump's dark vision of Latin America as a source of drugs, unfair trade practices, illegal immigrants and "bad hombres".

"I want to stop the aid if they can't stop drugs from coming in", Trump said. "We do not seek short-term deals with lopsided returns".

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And it quickly emerged that they wanted a player to be thrown into the bargain to make up part of that valuation. It was hard also for Riyad and we have to understand all the parts: for me, for the squad, for the player.

At a news conference after the talks in Mexico City, Tillerson sidestepped a question about how the contradictions between what he and Trump say make his job more hard.

Tillerson later met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, saying they both agreed the two countries' relationship remained strong.

A previous effort by the Trump administration to rally support on Venezuela, made in June at a meeting of the Organization of American States, failed as critics of Maduro splintered over what approach to take.

Before embarking Thursday on a five-nation trip to Latin America, Tillerson said China seeks only to enrich itself with investment and development projects.

He said that Moscow had continued to sell weapons and military equipment to unsavory governments. "He doesn't change his speech, regardless of what might be happening in the world".

He said: "many countries in the world have suffered from the long history of covert, clandestine operations, propaganda war, economic blockades and direct military interventions by the Government of the United States of America", adding that "senseless threats against Venezuela demonstrate, once again", that the US government "has become the greatest agent of violence, discrimination, and humiliation in the world".

Despite the tensions, Videgaray and Freeland lavished praise on Tillerson, though not Trump, with the Canadian foreign minister referring to the American secretary of state as the voice for the respect of global rules.

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