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Mexico Sets Domestic Priorities Aside to Assuage Trump and Avert Tariffs

Jun 08, 2019 - The New York Times

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president came to office promising a fresh approach to combat record-high homicide rates: a new National Guard made up of soldiers and police. Now, in a deal to assuage his American counterpart and avert a trade war, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will have to deploy that some of that force to patrol borders instead.

Under an agreement hammered out in marathon negotiations with American officials over the last few days, Mexico agreed to send up to 6,000 National G...