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Latin American Leaders Vow to Resist Trump’s ‘Protectionism’

  • Summit held as Trump moves to build wall along Mexico border
  • Meeting took place without Mexico, Brazil, Colombia leaders
Trump signs an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security on Jan. 25.

Trump signs an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security on Jan. 25.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg
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Leaders from across Latin America said they’ll unite to confront the threat posed by “protectionist” U.S. policies, just hours after President Donald Trump took the first step to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Presidents and diplomats from 33 countries in the region met at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with many calling for greater integration to combat Trump’s “America first” policies.