Mexico urges respect for 2018 election race after U.S. official’s comment

4/6/2017 Reuters

luis videgarayU.S. officials should be respectful of the Mexican 2018 presidential election, Mexico’s foreign minister said Thursday after a top American security official speculated Wednesday that a win by a leftist candidate would be bad for both nations.

Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray also said his government would prefer to conclude a looming re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this year rather than during 2018.

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