Despite tensions, Mexico engages with Trump administration

3/12/2017 The Hill

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The Mexican government and political parties are dispatching their top officials to Washington to get a foot in the door with the Trump administration, even as tensions rise between the two nations.

Just over the past week, three members of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s cabinet visited Washington, as did Margarita Zavala, a former first lady with presidential aspirations.

And next week, the early frontrunner for next year’s presidential election, left-wing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will travel to D.C.

While the future of the Mexico-U.S. relationship is uncertain given President Trump’s tough rhetoric and campaign promises, bilateral ties are a top issue in Mexican politics.

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