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AMLO Gets Reprieve From Trump - But Still at a Cost for Mexico

  • About 100,000 migrants seeking asylum could return to Mexico
  • Mexico economy already slowing, ratings agencies taking action
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg

Mexican leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gained a temporary reprieve from U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff threat, but in exchange Mexico will need to accept an untold number of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

In an eleventh-hour tweet, Trump said he clinched a deal with Mexico to stop a 5% tariff from taking effect on Monday in exchange for a surge in immigration enforcement by the U.S’s southern neighbor. That includes Mexico sending national guard troops to its border with Guatemala.