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Donald Trump and Mexico's Elite 1 Percent Will Be Partners in Crime

Adriana Maestas - teleSUR
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March 15, 2016



Like Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump has attacked the rights of workers. (Reuters)

Last year Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency with anti-Mexican statements. Trump said that Mexico was sending criminals, drug dealers and rapists to the United States. Repeatedly, Trump has said that he would get Mexico to pay for the border wall and has even told journalist Bob Woodward last week, “Mexico isn’t playing with us with war” when asked if he would be willing to go to war to get Mexico to pay for the wall.

For all the tough talk about the border wall, should Trump end up occupying the White House, he would soon enough figure out that Mexico is essentially a client state of the U.S. Increasingly, Mexico is economically, politically, and militarily subordinate to the U.S.

According to author and professor John Ackerman, “Peña’s [Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto] central objective since taking power on December 1, 2012, has been to completely dismantle the progressive legacy of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He has drastically rolled back protections for labor, imposed neoliberal education reforms and moved to hand over the enormous oil and gas industry to transnational petroleum companies. He has also turned Mexico into a servile client of US foreign policy and national security” concerns.”

Like Peña Nieto, Trump has attacked the rights of workers. Hospitality workers in the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas have been trying to unionize, but the hotel management has launched a legal challenge to prevent the effort of workers to form a union. Trump’s actions as a hotel owner are in line with neoliberal policies being enacted in Mexico.

When it comes to border security, the U.S. has been instrumental in the implementation of Programa Frontera Sur, which was initiated in 2014 to stop the surge of Central American migrants coming to the US from Mexico’s southern border. When thousands of unaccompanied Central American children were arriving in droves to the U.S. in 2014, President Obama met with the Mexican president to develop proposals to address the migration issue. A few weeks after that meeting, Peña Nieto announced Programa Frontera Sur, although the White House has said that the plan was developed by Mexico and not as a result of President Obama’s meeting with the Mexican president.

Read the rest at teleSUR

Related: Does Donald Trump Really Have the Biggest Dick in the Race? (HuffPost Comedy)

Related: Open Letter: We Need a Voting Renaissance & Mass Nonviolent Mobilization to Stand Up to Trump’s Bigotry & Incitement of Violence (MoveOn.org)

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