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Mexico to send more troops to Guatemalan border as tariffs loom

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Mexico to send more troops to Guatemalan border as tariffs loom

Mexico to send more troops to Guatemalan border as tariffs loom

To prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from following through on his tariff threat, Mexico has offered to send up to 6,000 members of its national guard to secure its southern border with Guatemala, sources tell Reuters.

Colette Luke has more.

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Mexico to send more troops to Guatemalan border as tariffs loom

Signs of progress Thursday (June 6) in talks to avert U.S. tariffs on Mexico.

Sources tell Reuters: Mexico has offered to send up to 6,000 of its national guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala to block migrants heading for the U.S. The potential breakthrough comes on the second day of talks between the two countries in Washington after President Donald Trump threatened to slap 5% tariffs on all Mexican goods unless it does more to stop the migrants.

According to witnesses, Mexican soldiers and police on Wednesday had already begun stopping hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala.

It's not clear whether Mexico's offer to send troops would be enough for Trump to lift his tariff threat, which he said would take effect Monday (June 10), ratcheting up to 25% by the fall.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said Mexico would have to take "decisive action." The potential tariffs have rattled global financial markets and drawn fire from many of Trump's fellow Republicans, who are concerned about the impact it could have on U.S. businesses and consumers.

According to the Washington Post, the deal with Mexico could include a plan to overhaul asylum rules across the region by requiring Central Americans to seek refuge in the first foreign country they set foot on, making it easier for the U.S. to deport asylum seekers.

In May, monthly arrests at the U.S. border reached levels not seen in over a decade, with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting nearly 133,000 arrests.




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