The U.S. presidential primaries are essentially in the books and people around the world are watching closely as the general election draws closer. And nowhere may that be more true than in Mexico.
It’s not surprising that Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, has gotten a lot of attention south of the border. The candidate has broadly attacked Mexican immigrants as a group in an effort to play to anti-immigration sentiment in the United States.
“From the moment Mr. Trump began his campaign calling Mexicans rapists and criminals; they didn’t take too kindly to that,” said Shannon O’Neil, senior fellow for Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.