Mexico’s new ambassador to U.S. sees ties neglected, vows action

04/21/2016 Reuters

us mex flagMexico has failed to pay proper attention to its relationship with the United States and will be more proactive in countering negative publicity it has suffered during the U.S. election campaign, its new ambassador to Washington said on Thursday.

Donald Trump, Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, has accused Mexico of sending drug traffickers and rapists across the border and of hurting U.S. trade interests, and has vowed to build a border wall to shut the country out.

Other presidential hopefuls have also spoken out against the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States, roughly half of whom are Mexican, and expressed the need to renegotiate local trade deals in the United States’ favor.

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