Summary: Tension rises between The US and Mexico about the installation of a wall along the southern border of the US. Causing Enrique Nieto, Mexico's president, to cancel the visit to the white house. After, Trump then plans on taxing 20% on all imported goods. This then causes even more tension between Trump and Nieto. There has been tension with both of these two for months concerning the wall. Nieto then delivered a twitter video about the wall. He says, "I regret and condemn the United States' decision to continue with the construction of a wall that, for years now, far from uniting us, divides us". He obviously does not agree with the wall, not only because it stops immigration, but it separates us. A while after, Trump then responds with a tweet saying, "If Mexico is unwilling to pay foe the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting". This is mainly what cancelled the meeting with the two of these leaders. As of now, there is a lot of conflict between these countries and it still soars.
Connection: This article connects to the event of the Mexican Cession. This event relates to this article because there was high tension and conflict between Mexico and U.S. These both are related and they both revolve around land, because the wall would take up a good amount of New Mexico, and the Mexican Cession was about the confusion over land.
1. Do you think they should install the wall?
2. Do you think Mexico will ever agree to build the wall?
3. What do you think of the two leaders communicating over Twitter? Why?